22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Catania, Sicily
Fly:  23​h
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Catania, Sicily

4
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego custom trip planner.

Catania, Italy to San Diego is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Catania to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Catania in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
On the 27th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Sat) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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