22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  15​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 27th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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