29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and RocketBoat. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

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

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carmel travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Downtown Disney in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and get curious at California Science Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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