20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  20​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  7​h 15​min
4
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego holiday app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to San Diego is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with highs in San Diego at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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 (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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

4
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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect much colder with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Step out of Tahoe City to go to Truckee and see West End Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, explore and take pictures at Inspiration Point Vista, and admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City by bus takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, Tahoe City is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, West End Beach, Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area

3
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route planner .

Drive from Tahoe City to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Tahoe City in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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