24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. July in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 13th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Museums Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Santa Rosa, Sharpsteen Museum, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm. Appreciate the collections at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods.

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Traveling by car from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Healdsburg in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark. Spend the 21st (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

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Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Appreciate the collections at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Annenberg Community Beach House, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, make a trip to Hollyhock House, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tolerance.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Mingei International Museum. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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