20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

3
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 discover tucked-away gems like California Science Center and The Grove. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 17th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online driving holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vernal Fall and Tuolumne Meadows. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, hike along Four Mile Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & Crocker Art Museum). There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lovers Point, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lovers Point
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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.
Visiting Pacific Beach and La Jolla Shores Park will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Coronado Beach and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online vacation planner .

You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Carmel in June, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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