21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
Monterey
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights

S M T W T F S
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and Head underground at Bronson Caves.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time 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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

Discover how to plan a San Diego trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive 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 ©
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.
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip maker tool.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in April since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mariposa Grove and Vernal Fall. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and train takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel 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, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

Start your trip to Monterey by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monterey when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

Similar plans

22 days in California BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in California BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in California BY A USER FROM NORWAY June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 35 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in California BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in California BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 27 days in California, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 46 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 23 days in California BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL April, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, outdoors, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 28 days in California BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 37 days in California BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans