22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  14​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Oslo

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 a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, stop by Whimsic Alley, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oslo to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and stroll through Children's Pool.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Helena trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carmel online route planner .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from St. Helena in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Union Square and Alcatraz Island. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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