17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online holiday builder.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Helena day trip planning site.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe online attractions planner.

Getting from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from St. Helena in June; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 29°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip app.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Diego by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, expect warmer with lows of 20°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.