29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Berlin

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

7
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, stroll through Panorama Trail, and get great views at Tunnel View.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park 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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit 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 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
day
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 6th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip generator.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Asilomar State Beach

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 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots 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, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 31°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation builder.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Sightseeing Museums

Side Trips

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

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