20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Rome
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Rome

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oakville itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Oakville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Oakville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Schramsberg Vineyards, Inglenook, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SoMa (South of Market Street). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Oakville in October, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

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