19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday builder

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


San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego vacation builder app.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, stroll around Crissy Field, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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 Glacier Point and Vernal Fall make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.