20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip builder

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


San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

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: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, trek along Mariposa Grove, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld San Diego, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey builder website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

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.