25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  17​h 45​min
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
Brussels

5
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.
Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and stroll through Sunset Cliffs.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip generator.

Brussels, Belgium to San Diego is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 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 and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Sightseeing

Side Trips

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

6
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, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and trek along Nevada Falls Loop.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) 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
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 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 September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

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