17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego journey planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Diego is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to San Diego is minus 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Juan in June, with highs in San Diego at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Four Mile Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Cooks Meadow Loop.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in June, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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