26 days in Baltimore & California Itinerary

26 days in Baltimore & California Itinerary

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26 days in Baltimore & California Itinerary

Hammamet
bus + Fly:  22​h
Baltimore
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Hammamet

4
days
Baltimore

A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Let the collections at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Visit Longwood Gardens and Gettysburg National Military Park for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baltimore: Washington DC (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Archives Museum, & more), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Tomb of the Unknowns (in Arlington). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and explore the world behind art at The Walters Art Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Baltimore holiday planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Baltimore is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hammamet to Baltimore due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hammamet in September; daily highs in Baltimore reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Baltimore

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington DC, Gettysburg, Longwood Gardens, Tomb of the Unknowns, Brandywine River Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
The Walters Art Museum
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art

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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Change things up with a short trip to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, stroll through Black's Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip generator.

You can fly from Baltimore to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Baltimore to San Diego. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Baltimore in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, and stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip 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 October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (21°C), and nights are cooler (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
days
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moss Landing State Beach. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz travel planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Santa Cruz hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Moss Landing State Beach, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rodeo Beach, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in October since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rodeo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium

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