18 days in California & Springfield Itinerary

18 days in California & Springfield Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Springfield
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: New York City

4
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, San Francisco is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Valley View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Springfield is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and take an in-depth tour of The Lincoln Home Visitor Center.

Make your Springfield itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Springfield takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Springfield: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

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