18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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


Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and San Diego Scuba Guide (in La Jolla). Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

Bengaluru, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In November, Los Angeles is little chillier than Bengaluru - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Lincoln Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
You've now added Elizabeth Lake to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, then hike along Mariposa Grove, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then stroll through McGurk Meadow, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 2nd (Thu).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Diego — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, then discover the deep blue sea with San Diego Scuba Guide, and then stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. In December, San Diego is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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.