14 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
San Diego
— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Bergamot Station). Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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San Diego — 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, and explore the striking landscape of Cabrillo National Monument.

Make your San Diego itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
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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.