22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
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 18th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel route site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and stroll through Moro Rock.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 40°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

4
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June: highs in San Diego hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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