27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see where the action happens at Staples Center, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in February; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in San Francisco hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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