22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Pack the 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll through Children's Pool.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego online visit planner .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in San Diego reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Spend the 17th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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