24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cairo

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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Amoeba Music and The Grove. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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 in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego holiday maker app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Giant Forest and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Independence and see Manzanar National Historic Site, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, cruise along Generals Hwy, and stroll through Congress Trail.

Start your trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): trek along Scenic Road Walkway, then stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and finally make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 23°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Book Passage, buy something for everyone on your list at Japan Center, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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