18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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18 days in California Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
Oakville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Berlin

3
days
Los Angeles

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 a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and finally have fun at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oakville.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum

few
hours
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oakville itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from San Diego to Oakville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Oakville when traveling from San Diego in September, with lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards

5
days
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.
Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Oakville in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

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