10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Bridgeport
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
4
Monterey
— 1 night
5
San Simeon
— 1 night

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Grace Cathedral. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Palo Alto to San Francisco is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Palo Alto in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Musee Mecanique ©
Musee Mecanique

1
night
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get impressive views of Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and then see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bridgeport trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Bridgeport in 4.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bridgeport, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. There's lots more to do: hike along Four Mile Trail, get great views at Valley View, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bridgeport to Yosemite National Park. June in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, thenget to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Monterey hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Venture Gallery ©
Venture Gallery

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thendo a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, thensee the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Simeon route planning tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in San Simeon hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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