22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Stockholm

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, shop like a local with Union Square, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Monterey are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Get in touch with nature at Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor some retail therapy. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
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.
The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at The Grove, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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