23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Diego

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Quebec City, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Quebec City to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Quebec City in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Santa Barbara) and Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & Ruth Mayer Gallery). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site.

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 July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

San Francisco

— 6 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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.