17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 3 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Attractions like La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mission Beach Boardwalk, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary website.

San Antonio to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Antonio to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Antonio in July, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
Get some cultural insight at Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Taft Point. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mariposa Grove and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, hike along Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 12 hours. Expect colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Funston National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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