15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Legion of Honor capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

Praslin Island, Seychelles to San Francisco is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Praslin Island to San Francisco is minus 12 hours. In December, San Francisco is cooler than Praslin Island - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Montana Avenue and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Visit Hollyhock House and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Junipero Serra Museum, and then take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then examine the collection at Mingei International Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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