25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Rome

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Los Angeles. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Monterey road trip website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). Dedicate the 17th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 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 August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego online tour planner .

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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 ©

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