26 days in California Itinerary

26 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site.

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Diego is minus 8 hours. In June, San Diego is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and catch a live event at Dodger Stadium.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

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
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena travel planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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