19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, stroll through Black's Beach, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in June since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Relax by the water at Meeks Bay Beach and Pope Beach. Head to Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfittersfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: stroll through Baldwin Beach, take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
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El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, shop like a local with Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. While traveling from South Lake Tahoe, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parsons Memorial and Yosemite Valley Chapel. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

4
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Santa Monica to see Montana Avenue about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Craft & Folk Art Museum, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation builder site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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