10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
End: Seattle

2
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, examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning app .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
On the 4th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (44°F), and nights are cooler (13°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Pothole Dome ©
Pothole Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Mingei International Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in January, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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