22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus + taxi:  9​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Paris

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, explore and take pictures at STAPLES Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in February, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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, beaches, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego vacation builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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.
On the 14th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online itinerary creator.

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. Traveling from San Diego in February, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 10°C and lows about -8°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

5
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are much hotter (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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