17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes San Francisco Bay, Paramount Theatre, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, and other attractions.

Planning San Francisco trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Wharf as well as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. On the 29th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Santa Cruz Wharf and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz attractions planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
El Capitan has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Twain Harte Lake. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Sonora to see Indigeny Reserve about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Lembert Dome, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour builder app.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Santa Cruz in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Melrose Avenue, Universal Studios Hollywood, Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim holiday planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.