21 days in Disney & California Itinerary

21 days in Disney & California Itinerary

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21 days in Disney & California Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  27​h
1
Disney
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Pacific Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jeddah

1
day
Disney

Disney ©
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Pensacola Dam and then immerse yourself in nature at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Disney trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Disney is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in December; daily highs in Disney reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Disney

#Parks, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trip

Pensacola Dam
Highlights from your plan
Pensacola Dam ©
Pensacola Dam

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Disney to San Diego. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Disney to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Disney in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. For shopping fun, head to The Grove or Bergamot Station. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Yosemite Museum Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Glacier Point. On the 24th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

1
night
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 27th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pacific Grove online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Pacific Grove takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Pacific Grove are a bit warmer (19°C), and nights are much hotter (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

#Beaches, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour builder .

Getting from Pacific Grove to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Shopping, #Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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