11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Beverly Hills
— 1 night
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Laguna Beach
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally shop like a local with Union Square.

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Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in April, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally get great views at Valley View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are colder with lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. On the 21st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Will Rogers Memorial Park, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, view the masterpieces at Revolver Gallery, then stop by Fred Segal, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Robertson Boulevard.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Beverly Hills day trip planner.

Fly from Monterey to Beverly Hills in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in April, expect Beverly Hills to be a bit warmer, temps between 70°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

West Hollywood
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carbon Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nicholas Canyon Beach, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Malibu holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Beverly Hills to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In April, daytime highs in Malibu are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Ocean View Park, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then shop like a local with Montana Avenue, then take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, and finally stop by Bergamot Station.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Malibu to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, stop by Amoeba Music, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Little Corona Beach, kick back and relax at Marina Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, then glide through the air with Dana Point Parasail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Virga Gallery.

Plan trip to Laguna Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Dana Point
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dana Point Parasail ©
Dana Point Parasail
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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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 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker site.

Getting from Laguna Beach to San Diego by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Spanish Village Art Center ©
Spanish Village Art Center

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