22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route builder app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to San Diego is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Head to The Grove and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the 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. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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 19th (Mon): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Carmel online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Ghirardelli Square and Fort Funston National Park make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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