20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, trek along The Coastal Trail, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be cooler, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

6
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks 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

5
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, explore the activities along Cabrillo Tide Pools, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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