18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and have fun at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and trek along Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, make a trip to Lombard Street, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.