24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  14 h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: London

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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip website.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip tool.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, thencruise along Generals Hwy, and then trek along Congress Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our 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 fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the 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
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route planning website.

Take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stop by SoMa.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 27th (Tue), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, thenlearn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in St. Helena hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sharpsteen Museum, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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