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
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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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 Universal Studios Hollywood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles route planner.

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Palm Springs.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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Palm Springs — 4 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Off-Road Tours and San Jacinto Mountain. 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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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours
Side Trips

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 Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in August, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 32°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to 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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Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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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