22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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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 with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Frankfurt, Germany to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to San Diego. Traveling from Frankfurt in August, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 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: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, shop like a local with The Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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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 August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks (in Tahoe City). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Lake Tahoe Balloons, savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, see the world from above with HeliTahoe, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.