22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Bucharest

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning site .

Bucharest, Romania to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Bucharest to San Diego. Traveling from Bucharest in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Montana Avenue, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Craft & Folk Art Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Yosemite Museum Gallery or Ansel Adams Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to North Dome and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, and then stroll through Scenic Road Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): shop like a local with Carmel Art Association, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel attractions site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Carmel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Do your shopping at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery and Oxbow Public Market. Modus Operandi Cellars and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of St. Helena with an excursion to The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum in Napa--about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Inglenook and savor the flavors at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Helena trip maker site .

Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Oakville, Inglenook, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or City Lights Booksellers. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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