22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Surabaya

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Muir Woods National Monument. Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary site .

Surabaya, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Surabaya - with highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Tunnel View, see a world frozen in time at Bodie, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

Start your trip to Yosemite National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Simeon.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach. Explore San Simeon's surroundings by going to Morro Bay (Shell Shop Inc & Morro Rock). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, do a tasting at Stolo Family Winery & Vineyards, look for gifts at Lucia Apothecary, and stroll through William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Simeon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be a bit warmer, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambria, Morro Bay
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos State Reserve and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to McWay Falls in Big Sur--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Big Sur
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Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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