17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
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.
On the 29th (Mon), partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rome to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, hike along Congress Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

3
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Panorama Trail, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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