20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  20​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, have fun at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego journey maker .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuwait City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Crissy Field. Spend the 31st (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Union Square, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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