27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
West Hollywood
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Calabasas
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: London

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Lembert Dome, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

2
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.
On the 17th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hollywood & Highland, look for gifts at The Original Farmers Market, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Mountains. When in Santa Monica, make a side trip to see Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, and explore the world behind art at ESMoA.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip maker app .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days in Santa Monica, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Six Flags Magic Mountain, ESMoA, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then get a taste of the local shopping with South Coast Plaza.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip planner .

Getting from Santa Monica to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, South Coast Plaza, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. There's more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning app .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

3
nights
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 27th (Sat), learn more about the world around you at Museum of Jurassic Technology. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, then identify plant and animal life at Star Eco Station, and then explore the striking landscape at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the West Hollywood attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to West Hollywood takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and subway. In July in West Hollywood, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Calabasas.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Culver City, The BLVD, Two Rodeo Drive, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Star Eco Station ©
Star Eco Station
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive
Museum of Jurassic Technology ©
Museum of Jurassic Technology

1
night
Calabasas

Calabasas ©
Calabasas is a city in Los Angeles County, California, located in the hills west of the San Fernando Valley and in the northwest Santa Monica Mountains between Woodland Hills, Agoura Hills, West Hills, Hidden Hills, and Malibu, California. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach and then stroll through El Matador State Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Calabasas trip app .

You can drive from West Hollywood to Calabasas in an hour. Traveling from West Hollywood in July, expect nights in Calabasas to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Calabasas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Malibu
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Paradise Cove ©
Paradise Cove
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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