21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuwait City to San Francisco. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 7 nights

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 31st (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Lembert Dome, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego — 3 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and much warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 4 nights

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 & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. 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). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.