22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour itinerary maker

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Drive to Chambéry-Savoie Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 3 nights
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Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Chambéry-Savoie Airport, Drive to Chambery

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Chambery, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Chambery to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chambery in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 5 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, &more).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Mammoth Lakes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for slightly colder days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

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Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Pride Mountain Vineyards). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Napa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.