23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

Discover how to plan a San Francisco trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 64°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Merced Grove, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Monterey online vacation planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect nights in Monterey to be warmer, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

5
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in March, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 69°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

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 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

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

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