24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip builder

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San Francisco
— 10 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
Fly
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Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive

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San Francisco

— 10 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
California Academy of Sciences and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. April in San Francisco sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 5 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
We've included these beaches for you: Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Disney Gallery and Oceanside Museum of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, laugh and play at Downtown Disney District, look for gifts at The Lego Store, and find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim vacation builder website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Carmel.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Carmel

— 3 nights
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. Carmel Art Association and Canepa Motorsports Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Sunset Cultural Center. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, examine the collection at Moto Talbott, and stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Anaheim to Carmel by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Carmel is a bit cooler than Anaheim - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.