27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

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
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Monterey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Monterey is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey maker website .

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Monterey in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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