19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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Colfax
— 2 nights
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Nevada City
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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June Lake
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Colfax

— 2 nights
Colfax is a city in Placer County, California, at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and State Route 174. Beyond Limits Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax and float downstream with Beyond Limits Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Auburn.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colfax holiday builder website.

Alameda to Colfax is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alameda in July: high temperatures in Colfax hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nevada City.

Things to do in Colfax

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Nevada City

— 3 nights
Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, United States, located 60mi northeast of Sacramento and 28 miles north of Auburn. Let the collections at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum and Kentucky Mine Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Coast Falconry and Empire Mine State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Nevada City side-trips: Downieville (The Downieville Downhill & Tahoe National Forest). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Bourn House and make a trip to Bourne Cottage.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nevada City trip planner.

Nevada City is just a stone's throw from Colfax. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Nevada City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tenaya Lake and Valley View. Step out of the city life by going to Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, trek along Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nevada City to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nevada City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to June Lake.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

June Lake

— 2 nights
June Lake is a census-designated place in Mono County, California. Get in touch with nature at Tioga Rd and Lundy Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gull Lake and Parker Lake Trail. Go for a jaunt from June Lake to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 54 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our June Lake online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to June Lake in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in June Lake sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in June Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Mammoth Lakes

— 3 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Hot Creek, then see the interesting displays at Eleven53 Interpretive Center, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park.

Plan my day in Mammoth Lakes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Mammoth Lakes is just a short distance from June Lake. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Moro Rock Trail, Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like General Sherman Tree and Museum of Western Film History. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tokopah Falls and Manzanar National Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Eastern California Museum in Independence (about 5h 30 min away). It doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route builder tool.

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 98°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

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.