12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 4 nights


Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Bogota, Colombia to Los Angeles is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bogota to Los Angeles. In April, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Bogota - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally contemplate the long history of Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from San Diego, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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California travel guide

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.