18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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18 days in California Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Florianopolis

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour builder site .

Florianopolis, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florianopolis in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore and take pictures at Staples Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Los Angeles hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online tour planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. On the 19th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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