22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Dublin, Ireland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Los Angeles is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and West End Beach (in Truckee). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip builder website.

You can fly from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from San Diego in July since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 5 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, &more).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes travel route builder website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.