22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
On the 9th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route builder tool .

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, Yosemite National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 53°F and lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (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
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

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 March, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Barracks, & more). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, St. Helena is little chillier at night with lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in March, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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