30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In June in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 San Diego with a short trip to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Asilomar State Beach, then stroll through Point Lobos State Reserve, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then indulge your taste buds at The Wharf Marketplace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in June since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 5°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
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.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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