31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  15​h
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Frankfurt

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool .

Frankfurt, Germany to San Diego is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to San Diego is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in April: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mono Pass Trail, stroll through North Dome, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are much colder (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center & Sonoma Plaza). Dedicate the 14th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, stop by Oxbow Public Market, and admire all the interesting features of Jack London State Historic Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena road trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, Oakville, Inglenook, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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