17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Honolulu to Lax:  17​h
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:  7​h 30​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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 SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Honolulu to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Honolulu to San Diego, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, San Diego is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, & more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles holiday maker .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 54°F and lows reach 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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