27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

6
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

6
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Panorama Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can 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

6
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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums 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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