16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sonora
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Quebec City

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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

Quebec City, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quebec City to San Francisco. When traveling from Quebec City in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sonora.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Sonora

Sonora ©
Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Indigeny Reserve, brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Memorial Hall & Military Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Tuolumne County Museum.

Discover how to plan a Sonora trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Sonora. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sonora hover around 39°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Sonora

Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Tuolumne County Museum ©
Tuolumne County Museum
Indigeny Reserve ©
Indigeny Reserve

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo trip planner .

Drive from Sonora to San Luis Obispo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sonora in August, you will find days in San Luis Obispo are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries Outdoors Tours
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3
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and have fun at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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