22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 12th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get a taste of the local shopping with Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Monterey road trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

6
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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