18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 4 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, walk around Golden Gate Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planning site.

Krakow, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Krakow to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Los Angeles, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can 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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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 SeaWorld San Diego and USS Midway Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego day trip 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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Similar Plans

22 days in California BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 21 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 22 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in California BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 25 days in California, Las Vegas & New York City BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in California BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 26 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in California, Arizona & Nevada BY A USER FROM POLAND June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans