34 days in California Itinerary

34 days in California Itinerary

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34 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  22​h
1
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wine Tours & Tastings and Sonoma Plaza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), Napa (Darioush Winery & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum) and Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks & Simraceway Performance Driving Center). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena driving holiday planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to St. Helena is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, things will get cooler in St. Helena: highs are around 33°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

7
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 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder site .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Tunnel View, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Downtown Disney, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

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

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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