29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  23​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pescadero
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. Visit La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park for some beach relaxation. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to San Diego is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Riyadh to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in June, expect San Diego to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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. On the 9th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Carmel River State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

Plan my day in Carmel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Pescadero.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

1
night
Pescadero

Pescadero ©
Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bean Hollow State Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pescadero itinerary website .

You can drive from Carmel to Pescadero in 2 hours. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Pescadero are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pescadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach ©
Bean Hollow State Beach ©
Bean Hollow State Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ghirardelli Square.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip site .

You can drive from Pescadero to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Relax by the water at Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Bergamot Station). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online route planner .

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 June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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