22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Diego

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to San Diego, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Museum-lovers will get to explore Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Petersen Automotive Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and see the interesting displays at Travel Town.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 4 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Village, Panorama Trail, &more).

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes day trip app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Mammoth Lakes dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Take a break from the city and head to Kiva Beach and El Dorado Beach. Visit Baldwin Beach and Pope Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to West End Beach in Truckee (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

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Getting from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at Inglenook, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, St. Helena is somewhat warmer than South Lake Tahoe - with highs of 34°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, wander the streets of SoMa, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

California travel guide

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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.