22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Wellington
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Wellington

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Family-friendly places like USS Midway Museum and San Diego Zoo will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll around Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker app.

Wellington, New Zealand to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Wellington in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) 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
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and North Dome. Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 14°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Point Lobos, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at AiX.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Carmel to be much hotter, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, AiX, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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. Kids will enjoy Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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