22 days in California & Utah Itinerary

22 days in California & Utah Itinerary

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22 days in California & Utah Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+5
Drive + Fly + foot + bus + foot + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
3
Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney


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3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
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 National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kanab.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

2
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanab: The Narrows (in Zion National Park) and Bryce Canyon National Park (Inspiration Point & Navajo/Queens Garden Loop). There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours and identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Kanab by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Kanab at 40°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Kanab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, The Narrows
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arches National Park. On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab online trip planner .

You can drive from Kanab to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Kanab in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Moab, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Double Arch
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel tool .

Getting from Moab to San Diego by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Moab to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Moab, expect colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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