21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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21 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary builder .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, Los Angeles is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

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
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Zoo, then get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara visit planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Santa Barbara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

3
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.
Bring the kids along to North Dome and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. When traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then hike along Point Lobos.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monterey attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, Monterey is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Crissy Field will thrill your kids. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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