31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Leeds
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Leeds

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and have fun at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary website .

Leeds, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Leeds to San Diego. In August, San Diego is a bit warmer than Leeds - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
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, The VOID, & more). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

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

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner .

You can 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. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and El Dorado Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Kings Beach State Recreation Area (in Kings Beach) and Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City). The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Meeks Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe attractions tool .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Emerald Bay State Park, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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