19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ribeirao Preto
+2
Fly + Bus + Taxi:  29​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Ribeirao Preto

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, stroll through Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Ribeirao Preto, Brazil to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Ribeirao Preto to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ribeirao Preto in August, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Square and Exploratorium. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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 some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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