16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Fri), hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

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.