22 days in California & Utah Itinerary

22 days in California & Utah Itinerary

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22 days in California & Utah Itinerary

Vienna
Fly:  16​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Vienna

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through The Embarcadero.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Vienna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument
Twin Peaks

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car from Yosemite National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Point

1
day
Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In August in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows

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.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our San Diego online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to San Diego in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for much warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Topanga State Park. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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