17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Napa
— 1 night
+3
bus + subway + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo


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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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to San Diego. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Francisco when traveling from San Diego in July, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Napa day trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Napa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from Napa to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Napa in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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