19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 3 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego tour planner.

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary site.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, thensurround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

6
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: get great views at Half Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip site.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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