19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

4
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and stroll through Sunset Cliffs.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary builder.

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 June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo

1
day
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stop by The Cheese Shop and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Carmel tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Carmel when traveling from San Diego in June, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
The Cheese Shop

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Wawona Meadow, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip generator.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks

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