22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Frey House II, thentake in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Discovery Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for warmer days in Palm Springs, with highs around 44°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Children's Discovery Museum
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Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Children's Discovery Museum ©
Children's Discovery Museum
Frey House II ©
Frey House II

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. It doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and catch some excitement at World of Color - Celebrate.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip site.

Drive from Palm Springs to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in September; daily highs in Anaheim reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and catch a movie at California Science Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: trek along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, see where the action happens at Oracle Park, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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