19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
San Francisco
— 5 nights


San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

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Atlanta to San Diego is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Atlanta, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Wapama Falls and Vernal Fall make great kid-friendly stops. On the 29th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Pohono Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.