20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

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Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Drive to Navegantes

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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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, have fun at California Science Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Navegantes, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Navegantes to Los Angeles. Traveling from Navegantes in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium will thrill your kids. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

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.