18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In June, San Francisco is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Four Mile Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are little chillier (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Ocean View Park & Santa Monica Pier Carousel). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

San Diego

— 5 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

California travel guide

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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.