22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Healdsburg holiday app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Healdsburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & 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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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