11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Houston

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and The Embarcadero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Honig Vineyard & Winery (in Rutherford). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Houston to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Modus Operandi Cellars, Honig Vineyard & Winery
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Marston House Museum. Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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