22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  14​h 15​min
1
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), do a tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room. On the next day, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Monterey is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see photos and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are colder (-12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego route maker app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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