16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: London

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Balboa Park and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

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London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In April, San Diego is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (17°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, admire all the interesting features of Simraceway Performance Driving Center, and then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in St. Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Simraceway Performance Driving Center
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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