11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oceano
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Point Reyes Lighthouse (in Point Reyes National Seashore). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, indulge your senses at Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be colder, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Oceano.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Oceano

— 1 night
Oceano is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. You've now added Piedras Blancas to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Pismo State Beach and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oceano trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Oceano. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oceano, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Oceano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes TCL Chinese Theatres, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Hollywood Sign. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then make a trip to Hollywood Sign, then don't miss a visit to TCL Chinese Theatres, and finally make a trip to Santa Monica Pier. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can drive from Oceano to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Oceano in July, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glacier Point as well as Yosemite Falls.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

San Francisco

City by the Bay

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.