20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  17​h
1
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 17th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Anaheim is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Anaheim is minus 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Anaheim at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, then wander the streets of Downtown Huntington Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Huntington Beach Art Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Huntington Beach trip builder website .

Getting from Anaheim to Huntington Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Huntington Beach, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Huntington Beach Art Center ©
Huntington Beach Art Center
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Carlsbad Village, examine the collection at GIA Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Making Music, and finally stop by French Pastry Cafe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad route planner .

You can drive from Huntington Beach to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. June in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Making Music ©
Museum of Making Music
Carlsbad Village ©
Carlsbad Village

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.
Get outdoors at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Coronado Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Pacific Beach and The Unconditional Surrender. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and shop like a local with Seaport Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego journey planning website .

Getting from Carlsbad to San Diego by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Diego are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Monterey attractions planner.

Fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in June: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Lovers Point
Highlights from your plan
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour builder site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Manhattan Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and California Science Center. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Redondo Beach and see Redondo Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Skirball Cultural Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour builder .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Redondo Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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