22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  18​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary maker tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Diego is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to San Diego is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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 a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum. Griffith Observatory and Travel Town will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation planning tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes road trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect colder evenings in Mammoth Lakes when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Relax by the water at West End Beach and El Dorado Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Baldwin Beach and Pope Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, stroll through Meeks Bay Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Meeks Bay Beach, West End Beach, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

1
night
St. Helena

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

Plan trip to St. Helena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, St. Helena is somewhat warmer than South Lake Tahoe - with highs of 34°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in September: highs in San Francisco hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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