12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Sacramento
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Malibu
— 1 night
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Fremont
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, take a tour by water with Whitewater Adventures, and then hike along Stevens Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sacramento trip builder.

San Francisco to Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Whitewater Adventures ©
Whitewater Adventures
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Sacramento to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! ©

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Carbon Beach, admire the masterpieces at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Malibu online tour planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in Malibu, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Carbon Beach
Carbon Beach
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art ©
Frederick Weisman Museum of Art

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Wind Wolves Preserve, experience rural life at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and then let the river carry you with River's End Rafting.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bakersfield route app.

You can drive from Malibu to Bakersfield in 2.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Malibu in August: highs in Bakersfield hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wind Wolves Preserve ©
Wind Wolves Preserve
River's End Rafting ©
River's End Rafting
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn ©
Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn

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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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours. Get outdoors at Vernal Fall and Taft Point. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Bakersfield in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fremont.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Fremont

Fremont ©
Fremont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fremont online trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Fremont. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in Fremont are slightly colder (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fremont

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park ©
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Sulphur Creek Nature Center ©
Sulphur Creek Nature Center

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fremont to San Francisco takes an hour. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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