11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Puerto Vallarta
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Puerto Vallarta

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning tool.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In June, San Diego is slightly colder than Puerto Vallarta - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Getty Center, then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, make a trip to Lombard Street, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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