19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 14 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 2 nights

14
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Balloon Rides. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Jenner (Salt Point State Park, Stillwater Cove Regional Park, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in June: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jenner, Sacramento, Bodega Bay, Mill Valley, Sebastopol
Highlights from your plan
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Wine Tours & Tastings
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, get great views at Valley View, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Valley View ©
Valley View
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), walk around Dennis the Menace Park, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey tour itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Monterey hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at A National Salute to Bob Hope & the Military, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, thenadmire the natural beauty at San Diego Botanic Garden, and finally stroll through Moonlight State Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Monterey to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in July: high temperatures in San Diego hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Encinitas
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
A National Salute to Bob Hope & the Military ©
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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