13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oxnard
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Ninoy Aquino International Airport

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manila in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then take a tour by water with San Diego Speed Boat Adventures, then steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and finally browse the different shops at Fashion Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and then kick back and relax at Moonlight State Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles M. Schulz Museum and Fort Point. Head to Oxbow Public Market and City Lights Booksellersfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards (in Sonoma), Francis Ford Coppola Winery (in Geyserville) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Angel Island State Park, view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday builder website.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olmsted Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Head to Yosemite Museum Gallery and El Portal Marketfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, get great views at Valley View, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oxnard.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Oxnard

On the 12th (Wed), look for gifts at VOM FASS Ventura and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Navy Seabee Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oxnard online journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Oxnard. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Oxnard, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oxnard

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

California travel guide

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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.