22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Stuttgart
Train + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Truckee
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Crescent City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
End: Stuttgart

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip website.

Stuttgart, Germany to San Diego is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to San Diego is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

2
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.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Truckee.

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
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through West End Beach, then learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Truckee online travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Truckee in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Truckee are little chillier (31°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Tahoe Balloons, YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and Lasting Adventures. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, stroll through Wawona Meadow, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lake Tahoe Balloons
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

3
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, &more) and Orick (Trillium Falls Hike & Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Crescent City online trip maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Crescent City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Crescent City hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

4
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 out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Crescent City to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Crescent City in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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