17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip planner.

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough 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 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure 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, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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