24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Jakarta

6
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 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through San Diego Zoo, look for gifts at The Cave Store, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Diego is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to San Diego. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect San Diego to be colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Carmel online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Carmel is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
On the 1st (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Wawona Meadow, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, stroll through Crissy Field, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. You will leave for home on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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