22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Crescent City
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + subway + train + bus:  9​h
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Budapest

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Twin Peaks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route builder .

Budapest, Hungary to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Budapest to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trees of Mystery and Wildlife Images - Rehabilitation & Education Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Redwood National Park and Ophir Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Crescent City side-trips: Brookings (Harris Beach State Park & Oregon Redwood Trail), Tiger Preservation Center (in Cave Junction) and Myers Creek Beach (in Pistol River). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crescent City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Crescent City to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Brookings, Trees of Mystery, Myers Creek Beach, Tiger Preservation Center, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll explore and learn at Bodie State Historic Park and National Automobile Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Secret Cove Beach and Nevada Beach Campground. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Incline Village (Incline Beach & Burnt Cedar Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Baldwin Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Crescent City to South Lake Tahoe takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Crescent City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in South Lake Tahoe: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Incline Village, Bodie State Historic Park, Nevada Beach Campground, National Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Burnt Cedar Beach ©
Burnt Cedar Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lembert Dome and Nevada Falls Loop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Taft Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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 Disney California Adventure Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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