23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Camera Obscura in Santa Monica, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Los Angeles. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Redwood Creek Challenge Trail will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney and catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim road trip site .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: have fun at Balboa Park, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder app .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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