20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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20 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Kuwait City

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and look for gifts at Molinari Delicatessen.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

5
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, see the interesting displays at Yosemite Museum Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 3rd (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carmel online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Trails
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (about 32 minutes away). Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Carmel in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Kids will appreciate attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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