20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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Anaheim
— 1 night
2
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
5
Monterey
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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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. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim trip itinerary planning app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Anaheim is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Anaheim at °C and lows at °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

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 19th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Huntington Beach Pier, kick back and relax at Huntington Dog Beach, thenwander the streets of Downtown Huntington Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at Huntington Beach Art Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Huntington Beach holiday builder app.

You can drive from Anaheim to Huntington Beach in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in June: highs in Huntington Beach hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow 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 Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Art Center ©
Huntington Beach Art Center

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Carlsbad

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

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to Carlsbad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Carlsbad can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car 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
French Pastry Cafe ©
French Pastry Cafe

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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 Coronado Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seaport Village and Pacific Beach. Change things up with a short trip to San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

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

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): walk around Dennis the Menace Park, thenobserve the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey vacation maker website.

You can fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Monterey is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, thencontemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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): hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, thenget great views at Valley View, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus 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

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Appreciate the collections at Petersen Automotive Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Skirball Cultural Center.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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