20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Moscow

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Moscow, Russia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Moscow to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego journey builder app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 3rd (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On your second day here, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Inglenook, then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip builder website .

You can fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in St. Helena to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, wander the streets of SoMa, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

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