20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Torrance
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lake Arrowhead
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
San Clemente
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Torrance
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Jakarta

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nights
Torrance

Torrance
Torrance is a U.S. Discover how to plan a Torrance trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Torrance is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Torrance, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Torrance to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. You will leave for Lake Arrowhead on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Torrance

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead ©
Lake Arrowhead is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in the San Bernardino Mountains of San Bernardino County, California, within the San Bernardino National Forest, surrounding the Lake Arrowhead Reservoir. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Arrowhead Village as well as SkyPark at Santa's Village. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get in on the family fun at SkyPark at Santa's Village.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Arrowhead trip planner .

You can drive from Torrance to Lake Arrowhead in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lake Arrowhead when traveling from Torrance in December, with lows around 7°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Lake Arrowhead

Shopping Trails Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Arrowhead Village ©
Lake Arrowhead Village
SkyPark at Santa's Village ©
SkyPark at Santa's Village

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You've now added Disneyland Park to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim holiday app .

Drive from Lake Arrowhead to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stearns Wharf as well as Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and then take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara holiday planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Anaheim in December since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cheese Shop as well as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by The Cheese Shop, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then trek along Point Lobos.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Carmel using our trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Carmel by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Ghirardelli Square, Muir Woods National Monument, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Capitan as well as Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 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 January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias

1
night
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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Los Angeles is warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego visit planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off toSan Clemente.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

1
night
San Clemente

San Clemente ©
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oceanside Pier as well as Outlets at San Clemente. On the 5th (Sun), revel in the low prices at Outlets at San Clemente.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Clemente sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to San Clemente takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Torrance.

Things to do in San Clemente

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Outlets at San Clemente ©
Outlets at San Clemente
Oceanside Pier ©
Oceanside Pier

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night
Torrance

Torrance
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Torrance tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Clemente to Torrance takes 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Torrance

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Tue), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Torrance to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Torrance in January: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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