24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

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

6
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, trek along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

Make your Yosemite National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Shopping
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, then make a trip to Sonoma Plaza, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip builder app .

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in St. Helena to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

4
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 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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