22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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San Diego

— 3 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters 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 get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online tour planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 4 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore Mammoth Lakes' surroundings by going to Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Village, Glacier Point, &more).

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes road trip website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Napa

— 3 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, walk around Sonoma Plaza, and identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Napa day trip planning app.

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Napa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October; daily highs in Napa reach 29°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 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, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Napa in October since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.