22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the 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. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

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

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Three Rivers to see The Senate about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

Plan my trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Senate
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate, then learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, then take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read St. Helena holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 34°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Mission San Francisco Solano, Benziger Family Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

Planning San Francisco trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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