22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. We've included these beaches for you: Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

5
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 Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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. On the 1st (Mon), stroll through Scenic Road Walkway and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, trek along Wawona Meadow, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Fort Funston National Park and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Lincoln Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To plan San Francisco vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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