21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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21 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through China Beach, enjoy some diversion at RocketBoat, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Beach and Bronson Caves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Children's Pool, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Monterey trip maker tool .

You can fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, things will get a bit cooler in Monterey: highs are around 67°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

6
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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bear Valley and see Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 41°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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