21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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21 days in California Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in April, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, explore and take pictures at Sonoma Plaza, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 25°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner.

You can fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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