20 days in California & Paris Itinerary

20 days in California & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights

3
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at de Young Museum and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Modus Operandi Cellars in St. Helena (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, take a stroll through Union Square, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Get in touch with nature at Elizabeth Lake and Glacier Point. Get a sense of the local culture at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

5
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Royal Palms State Beach. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and California Science Center. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. In March, Los Angeles is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Paris takes 14 hours. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Paris: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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