23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Coronado
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Berlin

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Botanical Building and Lily Pond, Fleet Science Center, San Diego Air & Space Museum, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker tool .

Berlin, Germany to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Berlin to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In June in San Diego, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
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.
Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Hollywood Museum ©
The Hollywood Museum
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Olmsted Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route builder website .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Natural Bridges State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lands End and Grace Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coronado.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Natural Bridges State Beach, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

1
night
Coronado

Coronado ©
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll around Star Park, then browse the collection at Coronado Public Library, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coronado online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Coronado takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Coronado, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coronado

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Star Park ©
Star Park
Coronado Public Library ©
Coronado Public Library

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