26 days in California Itinerary

26 days in California Itinerary

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26 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner .

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from San Francisco in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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