23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco route site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center, Sonoma Plaza, & more). Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in February, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego tour website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

5
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.
On the 8th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 10th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, and trek along North Dome.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In March, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 13°C and lows of -5°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

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