11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly

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Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 22nd (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim itinerary planning website.

Pittsburgh to Anaheim is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

San Diego

— 1 night

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 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Attractions like Half Dome and Sentinel Dome make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, and stroll through McGurk Meadow.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, walk around Golden Gate Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

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.