20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25​h
1
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 16th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, and finally do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to St. Helena is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: highs in St. Helena hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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

4
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 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 May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough 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
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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