17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Thessaloniki
Fly:  25​h
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  9​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
Thessaloniki

4
days
Los Angeles

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). Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Thessaloniki to Los Angeles, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, sightseeing, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
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, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Diego in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
day
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oakville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Oakville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oakville, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Oakville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from Oakville, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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