17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Aberdeen, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aberdeen in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 23rd (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 31st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.