18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
5
San Diego
— 3 nights

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco visit planner.

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Vienna in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Baldwin Beach, thenexplore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Speed Boats Tours
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation builder.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Los Angeles.

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) 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 zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to 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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