23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Palm Springs
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

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 Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 29th (Fri), you'll travel to Palm Springs.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Palm Springs — 4 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and Palm Springs Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: Hidden Valley Nature Trail (in Joshua Tree National Park) and The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (in Palm Desert).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Palm Springs are much warmer (49°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in August, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco — 7 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Mill Valley (Dipsea Trail & Muir Woods National Monument) and Lawrence Hall of Science (in Berkeley). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.
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