10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Durham
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  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.
Take a break from Los Angeles 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. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Durham to Los Angeles is an approximately 8- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In August in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus 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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect much colder with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel 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
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (59°F). You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for 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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