27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  21​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dubai

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego driving holiday planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Diego is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Dubai to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 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

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

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Staples Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool .

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 your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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.
On the 11th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, and take in the views from Pohono Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 10°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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