17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Crissy Field. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app .

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature Center at Happy Isles make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

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
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 Cabrillo National Monument will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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