20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 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, go for a walk through Lombard Street, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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, trek along Four Mile Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

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 June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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 to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

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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.