22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Birmingham to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Birmingham in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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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 Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. For shopping fun, head to Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, stroll through Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Taft Point
4.9
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Glacier Point
4.9
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Sentinel Dome
4.9

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Wed), stroll through Del Mar Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by AiX, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 68°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Relax by the water at Santa Monica Bay and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, engage your brain at California Science Center, and browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation site.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor some retail therapy. USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7
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Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8

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