18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Rajkot

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Rajkot, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. When traveling from Rajkot in January, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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 Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday maker site.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego road trip website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Point Reyes National Seashore

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Marin French Cheese Company and then get outside with Point Reyes Safaris.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Point Reyes National Seashore with the Route module. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Point Reyes National Seashore, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.