18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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18 days in California Itinerary

Start: Recife
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Recife

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.
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, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Recife, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Recife to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Recife in June, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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