22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and stop by SoMa.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Parks · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, trek along Yosemite Valley Biking, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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 Encinitas away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.