17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 4 nights
Borrego Springs
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava


Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Bratislava, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Borrego Springs

— 1 night
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. On the 18th (Fri), get outside with California Overland Desert Excursions and then explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Borrego Springs trip app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Borrego Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in March: highs in Borrego Springs hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool.

Getting from Borrego Springs to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect colder weather when traveling from Borrego Springs in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

California travel guide

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.