12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
San Diego
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by The Embarcadero, walk around Golden Gate Park, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
On the 26th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along North Dome, stroll through Lembert Dome, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and much hotter nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.