11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oakhurst
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Burbank
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Point Pinos Lighthouse, Golden Gate Park and San Francisco Botanical Garden. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, wander the streets of Nob Hill, walk around Las Palmas Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. 17-Mile Drive has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey day trip planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. July in Monterey sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oakhurst.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Oakhurst

— 2 nights

Gateway to Yosemite

Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bridalveil Fall, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, and other attractions you added. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Ribbon Fall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Oakhurst online trip builder.

Getting from Monterey to Oakhurst by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in July, expect nights in Oakhurst to be a bit warmer, around 64°F, while days are much warmer, around 99°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Fresno

— 1 night
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moro Rock Trail, Giant Forest, General Sherman Tree, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno travel route builder.

You can drive from Oakhurst to Fresno in an hour. Traveling from Oakhurst in July, Fresno is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory as well as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Fresno to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fresno in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Burbank.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums

Burbank

— 1 night

Media Capital of the World

Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burbank itinerary planning website.

Burbank is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Burbank

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.