22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey maker website.

McAllen to Los Angeles is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from McAllen in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier, Mulholland Drive
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, have fun at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tahoe City (Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks & Hellman-Ehrman Mansion), HeliTahoe (in Truckee) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with Lake Tahoe Balloons, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip builder website.

Getting from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Tahoe City, HeliTahoe, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Lake Tahoe Balloons ©
Lake Tahoe Balloons
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 31st (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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