17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Anaheim

— 5 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney District will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's still lots to do: experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers, catch a live event at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park, and find something for the whole family at Adventure City.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Anaheim sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego online route planner.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in September, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route app.

Getting from San Diego to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, take in the exciting artwork at Hawthorne Gallery, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Sur planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Big Sur is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get curious at Camera Obscura, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica holiday builder app.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Monica in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in October; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

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.