25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Irvine
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Hong Kong

8
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Downtown Disney (in Anaheim). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip app .

Hong Kong, China to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
nights
Irvine

Irvine ©
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. Kids will enjoy Newport Beach and Knott's Berry Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Irvine: Temecula (Wilson Creek Winery & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heisler Park, look for gifts at Buy Hand, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Irvine online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Irvine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Irvine

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Temecula, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Knott's Berry Farm, Huntington Beach Pier
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

4
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, take in the views from Coronado Bridge, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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You can drive from Irvine to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. On the next day, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Staples Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Lombard Street, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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