31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  29​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Dammam

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday builder .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Dammam to Los Angeles. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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 La Jolla Cove will thrill your kids. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego tour planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

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

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 13th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get a bit cooler in Carmel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Carlos Cathedral, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

7
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 Fort Funston National Park. Spend the 17th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

8
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 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, get great views at Tunnel View, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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