18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Lombard Street. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, tee off at Lincoln Park, and stroll around Crissy Field.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Edinburgh, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, stroll around Balboa Park, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego online travel planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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