22 days in Wilmington & California Itinerary

22 days in Wilmington & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour itinerary planner

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

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wilmington: King of Prussia Mall (in King of Prussia), Wharton Esherick Museum (in Paoli) and Chanticleer (in Wayne).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington trip itinerary planning website.

Philadelphia to Wilmington is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April in Wilmington, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Wilmington to San Francisco. Traveling from Wilmington in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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: make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 59°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in April, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in April since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego attractions planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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.