10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Albany

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then trek along North Dome.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Albany to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, train, flight, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Union Square, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 (Wed), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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