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27 days in California Itinerary
San Diego— 5 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Los Angeles— 7 nights
Fly + Drive: 4h 30min
Yosemite National Park— 5 nights
San Francisco— 7 nights
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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.Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and stroll through Black's Beach.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip website .
London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
Things to do in San Diego
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.Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballona Wetlands, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planning app .
You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Star Eco Station
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.Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yosemite Museum Gallery and Bodie State Historic Park. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and stroll through Panorama Trail.
To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .
Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
Things to do in Yosemite National Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Bodie State Historic Park
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Pescadero to see Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online vacation builder .
You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in San Francisco
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach
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