22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel planner
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 4 nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
San Francisco
— 5 nights


Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 25th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Ubud, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Ubud to Los Angeles. Traveling from Ubud in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and look and learn at Fleet Science Center.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
On the 31st (Sun), trek along Congress Trail, then Head underground at Boyden Cavern, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, and finally trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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San Francisco — 5 nights

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get curious at Exploratorium, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours
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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.