31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

5
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, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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.
Santa Monica is known for nature, shopping, spas, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, and examine the collection at The Getty Villa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

5
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 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip tool .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego itinerary maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

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

4
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, get great views at Tunnel View, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route app .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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