26 days in California Itinerary

26 days in California Itinerary

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26 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Manchester

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker app .

Manchester, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in June; daily highs in San Diego reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip 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 June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel 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
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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