22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights

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: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In August, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive 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
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time 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
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Change things up with a short trip to The Senate in Three Rivers (about 2h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and make a trip to Grant Grove.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip website.

Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

The Senate
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate, then learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and subway. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Schramsberg Vineyards, Inglenook, Mission San Francisco Solano, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and 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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in September, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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