23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h
5
Tahoe City
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
6
Crescent City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, have fun at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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

3
nights
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, cruise along Generals Hwy, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
day
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, then steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tahoe City route website .

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

1
night
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hike along California Coastal Trail and then trek along Trillium Falls Hike. On your second day here, explore the activities along Point St George Park, trek along Stout Grove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Enderts Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Crescent City road trip site .

Getting from Tahoe City to Crescent City by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tahoe City in September, expect nights in Crescent City to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Crescent City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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