12 days in Missoula & California Itinerary

12 days in Missoula & California Itinerary

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12 days in Missoula & California Itinerary

Start: Missoula
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Missoula
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  8​h 15​min
2
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Arnold
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Walnut Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Modesto
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Riverside
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Morongo Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Missoula

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Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), see a world frozen in time at Garnet Ghost Town and then find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Missoula trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Missoula. In August in Missoula, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Missoula

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
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 (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Missoula to Sacramento with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Missoula to Sacramento is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Missoula in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sacramento, with lows around 59°F. You'll set off for Arnold on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Old Sacramento ©
Old Sacramento
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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Arnold

Arnold ©
Arnold is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arnold vacation builder.

Getting from Sacramento to Arnold by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Arnold are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Walnut Creek.

Things to do in Arnold

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek ©
Walnut Creek is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States, located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, about 16mi east of the city of Oakland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Blackhawk Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Walnut Creek tour planner.

You can drive from Arnold to Walnut Creek in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Modesto.

Things to do in Walnut Creek

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blackhawk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lindsay Wildlife Museum ©
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Blackhawk Museum ©
Blackhawk Museum

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Modesto

Modesto
Modesto, officially the City of Modesto, is the county seat and largest city of Stanislaus County, California, United States. To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Modesto vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Walnut Creek to Modesto takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Walnut Creek in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Modesto: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 62°F at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Riverside.

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nights
Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Tom's Farms and then browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gregory Regional Park, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Victoria Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Riverside trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Modesto to Riverside in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. August in Riverside sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Morongo Valley.

Things to do in Riverside

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Victoria Gardens, Irvine Spectrum Center, Lake Gregory Regional Park, Tom's Farms
Highlights from your plan
Irvine Spectrum Center ©
Irvine Spectrum Center
Victoria Gardens ©
Victoria Gardens
Lake Gregory Regional Park ©
Lake Gregory Regional Park

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Morongo Valley

Morongo Valley
Morongo Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) on State Route 62 in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Morongo Valley tour planner.

Drive from Riverside to Morongo Valley in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riverside in August; daily highs in Morongo Valley reach 106°F and lows reach 79°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Morongo Valley

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

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