22 days in California Itinerary

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


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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Three Rivers and see The Senate, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 43°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 5 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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

California travel guide

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.