20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, hike along Four Mile Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Rosario, Argentina to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Rosario to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rosario in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get in touch with nature at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks and Kiva Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Meeks Bay Beach and Baldwin Beach. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, stroll through Lakeside Beach, capture your vacation like a pro with Tahoe Photographic Tours, and get outside with Lake Tahoe Balloons.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. July in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 3 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Get in touch with nature at Ace It Bike Tours and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Alexander Valley Vineyards. Change things up with a short trip to Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Healdsburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Healdsburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder tool.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then stroll through Mission Beach Park.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stroll through Manhattan Beach, and finally stroll around Will Rogers Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and finally see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.