17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

Make it your trip
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Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan Bautista
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Drive to Los Angeles International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 22nd (Tue), get your game on at iFLY Sacramento and then identify plant and animal life at Wilderness Archery. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, trek along Stevens Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip itinerary planning site.

San Francisco to Sacramento is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Sacramento to be slightly colder, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Juan Bautista.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

San Juan Bautista

— 1 night
San Juan Bautista is a city in San Benito County, California, United States. On the 24th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of San Juan Bautista State Historic Park, then learn about winemaking at Eden Rift Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Calera Wine Company, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tatum's Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan Bautista trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Juan Bautista takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Juan Bautista

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Mariposa Grove.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from San Juan Bautista to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from San Juan Bautista in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 28°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, catch some excitement at Soarin' Around The World, find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

Redwood National Park

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, then tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail, and then make a trip to Big Tree.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Anaheim to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Anaheim in November, expect Redwood National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Redwood National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Redwood National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wineries

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.