37 days in California Itinerary

37 days in California Itinerary

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37 days in California Itinerary

Rome
Fly:  17​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Rome

8
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder.

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Bear Valley to see Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company about 1h 25 min away. On the 4th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday 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. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

2
days
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 (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Asilomar State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, San Carlos Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

8
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad--about 40 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, stroll through Black's Beach, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

LEGOLAND California
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: 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 immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood

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