22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, take a stroll around Civic Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

4
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, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 little chillier, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on the southern edge of Monterey Bay, on Central California's Pacific coast in California. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Monterey are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Trails Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Point Lobos State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve

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.
Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego vacation trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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