22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Olympic Valley
— 2 nights
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Moss Landing
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica Mountains. Change things up with a short trip to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat in Ventura (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Bucharest, Romania to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Bucharest in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 3 nights

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Trident Divers. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and stroll through Black's Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Boyden Cavern and then admire all the interesting features of Grant Grove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark are in your itinerary. Visiting Sentinel Dome and North Dome will get you outdoors. On the 7th (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, stroll through McGurk Meadow, and see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Olympic Valley.
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Olympic Valley — 2 nights

On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Meeks Bay Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park and then see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Olympic Valley, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Moss Landing.
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Moss Landing — 2 nights

Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moss Landing State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and then take in the history at Mission San Juan Bautista.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Moss Landing travel route tool.

Getting from Olympic Valley to Moss Landing by car takes about 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Olympic Valley in June since evenings lows in Moss Landing dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from Moss Landing to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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