22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in April, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

5
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in San Francisco hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Barracks, & more). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

Make your St. Helena itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in St. Helena hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from St. Helena in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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