22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Laguna Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to Palembang

S M T W T F S
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

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 Bay. Head to Two Rodeo Drive and Third Street Promenadefor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Beverly Hills (Rodeo Drive & Mulholland Drive). Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

Palembang, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 15 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Palembang in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

America's Finest City

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 get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately Alpine away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Sonoma Coast State Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Oxbow Public Marketfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery & Gracianna Winery), Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station) and Napa (Judd's Hill MicroCrush, Laces and Limos, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 17th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then shop like a local with State Street Underpass, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mandalay State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara tour planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach

— 3 nights
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Step out of the city life by going to Crystal Cove and Main Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Victoria Beach and Newport Beach. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Virga Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach trip app.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Laguna Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, Laguna Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.