22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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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 nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in December, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Passaggio Wines (in Sonoma) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, and examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read St. Helena tour builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in St. Helena. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 25th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from St. Helena in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Diego with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

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.