24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 5 nights
Los Angeles
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, explore and take pictures at Ferry Building Marketplace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower.

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Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 6 nights

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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Lembert Dome make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

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Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Tahoe City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Tahoe City — 3 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Eagle Falls Trail. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, stroll around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, hike along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and stroll through Tompkins Memorial Trail.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Tahoe City dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
Side Trips

San Diego — 5 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and Balboa Park. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

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You can fly from Tahoe City to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in August since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney District). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.