23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  22​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Sharm El Sheikh

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). Dedicate the 9th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, have fun at RocketBoat, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online trip builder .

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in June, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Nature

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Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

5
days
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Carmel

Carmel
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

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#Nature, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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5
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: stroll through San Diego Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker .

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Carmel in June since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

5
days
Los Angeles

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 out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip website .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Nature

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Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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