32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

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32 days in California Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly + subway:  13​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Pescadero State Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Lincoln Park, and take a stroll through Nob Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route maker app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Pescadero State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by The Cheese Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, and then wander the streets of State Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip planning site .

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

7
nights
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 some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Montana Avenue. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Grove. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

6
nights
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 some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Point Loma. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

7
nights
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 Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Yosemite Museum Gallery and Bodie State Historic Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yosemite National Park trip simple and quick.

You can drive from San Diego to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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