19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  16​h
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Oceanside
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
3
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Encinitas
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Escondido
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Big Bear Lake
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Wofford Heights
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Kernville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Fresno
— Few hours
car:  4​h 30​min
13
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
Lee Vining
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
16
Stockton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
Mill Valley
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
18
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Prague

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Prague to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toCarlsbad.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Oceanside

Oceanside
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. You've now added Oceanside Pier to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Oceanside Pier. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Creek Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oceanside driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Oceanside takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Oceanside, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 19°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchR has been added to your itinerary.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad online travel route planner .

Carlsbad is just a short distance from Oceanside. In June, daytime highs in Carlsbad are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Encinitas.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch ©
U-Pick Carlsbad Strawberry Company ©
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park ©
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

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Encinitas

Encinitas
Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Diego Botanic Garden. On the 23rd (Sun), grab your bike and head to Discovery Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then stroll through Moonlight State Beach, then admire the natural beauty at San Diego Botanic Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Swami's Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Encinitas road trip planning tool .

Encinitas is very close to Carlsbad. In June in Encinitas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Encinitas

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Mount Woodson Trail

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San Diego

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balboa Park, SeaWorld San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Petco Park. Escape the urban bustle at Coronado Island and San Diego Zoo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Getting from Encinitas to San Diego by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in San Diego, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island

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Escondido

Escondido
Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Escondido trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Escondido by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June in Escondido, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Big Bear Lake on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Escondido

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve and then kick back and relax at Swim Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Bear Lake trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Escondido to Big Bear Lake takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Escondido in June, plan for little chillier nights in Big Bear Lake, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Wofford Heights.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

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Wofford Heights

Wofford Heights
Wofford Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevadas, in Kern County, California, United States. You've now added Lake Isabella to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Isabella, look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Kern River Preserve, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Wall.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wofford Heights trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from San Francisco to Wofford Heights with the Route module. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Wofford Heights to be much hotter, temps between 44°C and 32°C. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wofford Heights

Tours Adventure Outdoors

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Kernville

Kernville ©
Kernville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Kern County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Whiskey Flat Trail, then explore the activities along Kern River, and then stroll through Trail of 100 Giants. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Riverside Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Brush Creek, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Kernville is very close to Wofford Heights. In June, daytime highs in Kernville are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Kernville

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trail of 100 Giants, Kern River
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Flat Trail ©
Whiskey Flat Trail
River Rafting & Tubing
Kern River ©
Kern River

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Three Rivers

Three Rivers
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to The Senate and then make a trip to The Presidente tree.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Three Rivers online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kernville to Three Rivers in 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kernville in June since evenings lows in Three Rivers dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Historic Sites

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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.
Find out how to plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Three Rivers to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. July in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toFresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Fresno

Fresno
To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fresno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fresno can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Vernal Fall and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bridalveil Fall and Tunnel View. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planning app .

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Mill Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Valley View ©
Valley View

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining ©
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll around Mono Lake County Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lee Vining day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining. In July in Lee Vining, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe itinerary maker website .

Drive from Lee Vining to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. In July in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stockton.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Genoa Cemetery ©
Genoa Cemetery

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Stockton

Stockton ©
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stockton trip planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Stockton takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July; daily highs in Stockton reach 41°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mill Valley.

Things to do in Stockton

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic Bob Hope Theatre ©
Historic Bob Hope Theatre

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Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): walk around Stinson Beach, kick back and relax at Bolinas Beach, get engrossed in the history at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, then hike along Dipsea Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Golden Gate View Point.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mill Valley trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stockton to Mill Valley takes 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockton in July: high temperatures in Mill Valley hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Bolinas Beach, Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Bolinas Beach ©
Bolinas Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Lands End and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore and take pictures at Oracle Park.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday builder .

Drive from Mill Valley to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mill Valley in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lands End ©
Lands End
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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