23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

3
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning tool .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire all the interesting features of Staples Center.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip tool .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
On the 25th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planning website .

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 and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 13°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

5
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, admire all the interesting features of Sonoma Plaza, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena road trip planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, St. Helena is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Monterey route planning site .

You can drive from St. Helena to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. When traveling from St. Helena in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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