16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

3
days
San Diego

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 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, have fun at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
day
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

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You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. In August in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
days
Yosemite National Park

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 Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
day
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 16th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg holiday builder app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Healdsburg dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, make a trip to Lombard Street, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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