11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Fish Camp
— 3 nights
Drive
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Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive
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Fresno
— 3 nights

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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then do a tasting at Wrath Tasting Room- Carmel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monterey journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Monterey, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fish Camp.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Fish Camp — 3 nights

Fish Camp is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fish Camp: North Fork (Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort & Sierra Vista Scenic Byway). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at John Muir Trail, hike along Shadow of the Giants Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ascent Spa.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fish Camp travel route planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Fish Camp in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Monterey in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fish Camp: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Three Rivers.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas
Side Trips

Three Rivers — 1 night

Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and then admire the sheer force of Tokopah Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sequoia National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Three Rivers holiday maker app.

Getting from Fish Camp to Three Rivers by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Three Rivers can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fresno.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Fresno — 3 nights

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fresno: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Kings Canyon Scenic Byway & General Grant Tree Trail). There's much more to do: trek along Blossom Trail, savor the flavors at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company, stroll around Woodward Regional Park, and explore the world behind art at Fresno Art Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fresno itinerary planner.

Drive from Three Rivers to Fresno in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fresno can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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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.
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