33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

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33 days in California Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  21​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in June, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Childrens Museums
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.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center & Sonoma Plaza), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more) and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa). Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and look for gifts at Oakville Grocery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Helena trip itinerary builder .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sonoma, Napa, Oakville Grocery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©

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.
When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Manzanar National Historic Site in Independence, approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and hike along Moro Rock.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online travel planner .

Getting from St. Helena to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Helena in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 43°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) 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
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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