22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
Manchester

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. Get some cultural insight at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Watts Towers. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, don't miss a visit to Stahl House, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get little chillier in Santa Barbara: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Historic Sites
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

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

1
day
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in August: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Nature

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, San Carlos Cathedral
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Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Fisherman's Wharf and SoMa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and stroll through Baker Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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