19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Diego is minus 8 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in San Diego at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park and then indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe route planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are much colder (1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Nature · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, hike along Mariposa Grove, and see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday site.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

San Francisco

— 5 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, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey builder tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:

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.