22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Napa dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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 Half Dome, make a trip to Yosemite Village, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planning site.

You can drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. In September, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Napa - with highs of 27°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, stroll through Big Trees Trail, and hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Two Rodeo Drive, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.