22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

3
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Tahoe City (Commons Beach Park & Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks). There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with Lake Tahoe Balloons, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and hike along Mt. Tallac Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Balloon Ride
Lake Tahoe Balloons
4.9

5
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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, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route tool.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then trek along Congress Trail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Congress Trail
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Moro Rock Trail
4.9

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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 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, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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