18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
4
San Diego
— 5 nights

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and visit 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 9-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

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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, get great views at Valley View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along 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 combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. 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 take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

4
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Ocean View Park in Santa Monica--about 34 minutes away. 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 bus takes about 12 hours. 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

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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