22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Diego

— 5 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. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and have some family-friendly fun at AxeVentures.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip site.

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Diego. Traveling from Manchester in June, expect San Diego to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 6 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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.