21 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
San Diego
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 4 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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums
Side Trip
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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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and then trek along Congress Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, get outside with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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San Diego — 4 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.
Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, explore the striking landscape of Cabrillo National Monument, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips
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California travel guide

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.