10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  8​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Durham

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Durham to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Durham to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online visit planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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