22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights

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.
Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner.

Bucharest, Romania to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Bucharest to San Diego. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bucharest in April since evenings lows in San Diego dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Montana Avenue about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, visit Angelino Heights Historic Area, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a bus 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
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the striking landscape at North Dome.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (°C), and nights are colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carmel sightseeing app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by bus takes about 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around °C. 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.
Head to Oxbow Public Market and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Wine Tours & Tastings and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of St. Helena to go to Napa and see The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Carmel in May, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °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
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate City Lights Booksellers and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, take a stroll through Union Square, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods 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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