17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
9
Fresno
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Bogota

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel site .

Bogota, Colombia to Los Angeles is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Bogota - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 18th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Balboa Island and then kick back and relax at Newport Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Huntington Beach by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Huntington Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then get to know the fascinating history of State Street.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Huntington Beach to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Huntington Beach - with highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
State Street ©
State Street

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, then make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral, and then explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel vacation website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in July: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

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night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz travel route planner.

Getting from Carmel to Santa Cruz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Tours
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Alcatraz Island, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
Fresno

Fresno ©
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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Fresno by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Fresno, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks
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Shinzen Japanese Garden ©
Shinzen Japanese Garden

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hours
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Getting from Fresno to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fresno in July, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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