17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
Do your shopping at Montana Avenue and The Grove. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and kick back and relax at Playa Del Rey Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles is minus 17.5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kiva Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. Relax by the water at El Dorado Beach and Lakeside Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, explore the activities along Stream Profile Chamber, and kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe journey planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Stream Profile Chamber, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

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Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 28th (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Napa visit site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August since evenings lows in Napa dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Marshall’s Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco route planner.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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