23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Francisco. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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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.
Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Half Dome make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Yosemite Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Merced River, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are colder (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the world from above with HeliTahoe, then get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and finally glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, and then play a few rounds at Kings Beach Miniature Golf.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Truckee trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. March in Truckee sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
HeliTahoe ©
HeliTahoe
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

5
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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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

Traveling by flight from Truckee to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Truckee in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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