20 days in California & Orlando Itinerary

20 days in California & Orlando Itinerary

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20 days in California & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Doha

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 explore and learn at The Getty Center and California Science Center. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Doha, Qatar to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Los Angeles is minus 11 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carmel route maker site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal's Islands of Adventure as well as Disney's Animal Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure and then discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Fly from San Francisco to Orlando in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Orlando, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

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