22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Star Wars Launch Bay). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Bristol, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery, Ferrari-Carano Winery, &more). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Moro Rock Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cedar Grove Visitor Center, take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, and don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

California travel guide

4.1
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.