24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

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
Drive:  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.
Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego planner .

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August, San Diego is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to 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
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car 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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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): stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then cruise along Generals Hwy, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena journey planner .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in St. Helena to be a bit cooler, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Sharpsteen Museum, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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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