22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Montreal
Fly:  9​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Montreal

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Visiting Twin Peaks and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Montreal in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Nature

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
day
Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel road trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

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.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, see the interesting displays at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles route planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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