22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Crescent City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

4
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 North Dome and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Escape the urban bustle at Big Baldy and Mt. Whitney. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, and stroll through Big Trees Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Big Baldy ©
Big Baldy

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.
Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip website .

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Get in touch with nature at Oak Canyon Nature Center and Santa Monica Mountains. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the 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. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

3
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Visiting Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crescent City: Redwood National Park (Tall Trees Grove & Trillium Falls Hike). It doesn't end there: trek along Stout Grove and explore the activities along Point St George Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Crescent City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, Crescent City is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip tool .

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Crescent City in April: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

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