33 days in Orlando & California Itinerary

33 days in Orlando & California Itinerary

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33 days in Orlando & California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 6 nights
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

6
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mall at Millenia and The LEGO Store Downtown Disney. Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will thrill your kids. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, look for gifts at Disney Springs, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and enjoy some diversion at E.T. Adventure.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip builder .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Orlando is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Orlando, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in June, plan for colder days in Orlando, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

5
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 appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip builder .

You can fly from Orlando to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or The Grove. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and stop by The Original Farmers Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel route maker app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Carlos Cathedral
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip planner .

Drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park will get you outdoors. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Exploratorium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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