27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Julian
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stop by Angelino Heights Historic Area, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey website.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Julian.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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Julian

Julian ©
Julian is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California, in the United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lake Cuyamaca and inaja Memorial Picnic Sight. Venture out of the city with trips to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (in Mount Laguna). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Wolf Center, admire the natural beauty at Volcan Mountain Winery, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eagle and High Peak Mine.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Julian travel route builder tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Julian in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Julian when traveling from San Diego in January, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Julian

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
California Wolf Center ©
California Wolf Center
Eagle and High Peak Mine ©
Eagle and High Peak Mine

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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.
Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Julian to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Julian in January: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C and lows are around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Tours · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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