22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday app.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center & Sonoma Coast State Beach) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Alexander Valley Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read St. Helena trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 5 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Venture out of the city with trips to Yosemite National Park (Valley View, Yosemite, Tunnel View, &more).

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes journey planner.

Getting from St. Helena to Mammoth Lakes by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect Mammoth Lakes to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 1°C. You will leave for San Diego on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Diego by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in May, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Side Trips

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.