25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  22​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
4
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

5
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: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. You will leave for Tahoe City on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 23rd (Mon), hit the slopes at Northstar California. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, examine the collection at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Tahoe City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Tahoe City: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Incline Village, Northstar California, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

few
hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Tahoe City in December; daily highs in Monterey reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop by Hollywood & Highland, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monterey in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, 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

5
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes LEGOLAND California, San Diego Air & Space Museum, SeaWorld San Diego, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, and take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

LEGOLAND California
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Air & Space Museum

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory. On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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