33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

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33 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Ulaanbaatar

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a memorable ride with Cable Cars.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-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 Ulaanbaatar to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ulaanbaatar in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
On the 16th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
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.
Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, historic sites, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online travel route planner .

Fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in February, things will get slightly colder in Monterey: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. You will leave for home on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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