7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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7 days in California Itinerary

Brisbane
Fly:  16​h
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area and then stop by The Original Farmers Market.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
The Original Farmers Market ©
The Original Farmers Market

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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.
For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in April since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 3°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 17°C and lows at -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Bodega Head. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Safari West and then indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bodega Head, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West

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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 find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mission San Buenaventura
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Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura

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