22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday builder

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego online road trip planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, Head underground at Bronson Caves, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, Head underground at Crystal Cave, and trek along Congress Trail.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

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Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In July in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder website.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.