28 days in California Itinerary

28 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
4
Malibu
— 2 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
6
Oakland
— 3 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Crissy Field, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Diego by bus takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Carbon Beach, see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, then make a trip to Malibu Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Cove. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach, then stroll through Zuma Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, and finally walk around Malibu Bluffs Park.

Plan trip to Malibu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Malibu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Cove ©
Paradise Cove
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Malibu in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oakland.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

3
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Merritt, then admire the natural beauty at Oakland California Temple, then walk around Redwood Regional Park, and finally get lost in a book at Oakland Public Library. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Jack London Square, then examine the collection at Oakland Museum of California, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oakland trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Oakland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect Oakland to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Oakland California Temple ©
Oakland California Temple
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Redwood Regional Park ©
Redwood Regional Park

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