20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

3
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Diego is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Fishing Charters & Tours. Dedicate the 17th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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