21 days in California & Louisiana Itinerary

21 days in California & Louisiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
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Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then stroll through McGurk Meadow, and then admire all the interesting features of Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Port Said, Egypt to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 156-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Port Said to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Port Said in November, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 14°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a stroll through Union Square, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then see some colorful creatures with San Diego Scuba Guide, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in San Diego at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, shop like a local with The Grove, then buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally wander the streets of Montana Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then visit Garden District, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Louisiana travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.