24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Newark

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.
Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning website.

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Monica Pier and The Getty Center. Annenberg Community Beach House and Old Plaza Church will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angelus Temple.

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

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 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 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Panorama Trail, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour builder tool.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Grace Cathedral. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and stop by SoMa.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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