37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Drive:  4​h
1
Tahoe City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
North Highlands
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
5
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Sebastopol
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
San Luis Obispo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Three Rivers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Fresno
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
13
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
15
Arnold
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Turlock
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
17
Campbell
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Get in touch with nature at Northstar California and Alpine Meadows. Step out of Tahoe City to go to Incline Village and see Diamond Peak Ski Resort, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City journey builder site .

San Jose to Tahoe City is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Jose in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Tahoe City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to North Highlands.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Northstar California
Highlights from your plan
Northstar California ©
Northstar California
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Alpine Meadows ©
Alpine Meadows

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hours
North Highlands

North Highlands ©
North Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aerospace Museum of California. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): engage your brain at Aerospace Museum of California.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our North Highlands travel route planner.

Getting from Tahoe City to North Highlands by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Tahoe City in March, you will find days in North Highlands are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are much warmer (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in North Highlands

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Aerospace Museum of California ©
Aerospace Museum of California

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California State Indian Museum as well as Wells Fargo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, then take an in-depth tour of California State Indian Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Wells Fargo Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sacramento day trip site .

Sacramento is just a short distance from North Highlands. March in Sacramento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
California State Indian Museum ©
California State Indian Museum
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park ©
Wells Fargo Museum ©
Wells Fargo Museum

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You've now added Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip maker app .

Drive from Sacramento to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in St. Helena

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park ©

1
night
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 16th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California and then take in the dramatic natural features at Petrified Forest.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Calistoga trip builder website .

Calistoga is very close to St. Helena. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Sebastopol.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful Geyser of California ©
Old Faithful Geyser of California
Petrified Forest ©
Petrified Forest

few
hours
Sebastopol

Sebastopol ©
Sebastopol or is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52mi north of San Francisco. Patrick Amiot has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Patrick Amiot.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sebastopol trip website .

Drive from Calistoga to Sebastopol in an hour. March in Sebastopol sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Campbell.

Things to do in Sebastopol

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Patrick Amiot ©
Patrick Amiot

1
night
Campbell

Campbell ©
Campbell is a city in Santa Clara County, California, and part of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. You've now added Felton Covered Bridge Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll around Felton Covered Bridge Park and then take a memorable tour with Roaring Camp Railroads.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Campbell journey maker site .

Getting from Sebastopol to Campbell by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Sebastopol in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Campbell. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Campbell

Parks Tours

Side Trips

Felton Covered Bridge Park, Roaring Camp Railroads
Highlights from your plan
Felton Covered Bridge Park ©
Felton Covered Bridge Park
Roaring Camp Railroads ©
Roaring Camp Railroads

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Mystery Spot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along West Cliff Drive, then see the interesting displays at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, and then take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz visit planner .

You can drive from Campbell to Santa Cruz in an hour. In March in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Scenic Drive Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Friends of the Elephant Seal, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

3
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piedras Blancas Light Station, Nitt Witt Ridge and Point San Luis Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Montana de Oro State Park and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Luis Obispo road trip planning site .

Getting from Monterey to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Monterey in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cambria, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Morro Rock, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Montana de Oro State Park
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

1
night
Three Rivers

Three Rivers ©
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grant Grove. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Presidente tree, then make a trip to Grant Grove, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunnel Rock.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Three Rivers tour builder tool .

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Three Rivers in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Tunnel Rock ©
Tunnel Rock

2
nights
Fresno

Fresno ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forestiere Underground Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Fresno Water Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sierra National Forest.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fresno travel route planning site .

Drive from Three Rivers to Fresno in 1.5 hours. March in Fresno sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sierra National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Old Fresno Water Tower ©
Old Fresno Water Tower

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then stroll through Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planning site .

Take a bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Fresno, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California State Mining and Mineral Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariposa holiday site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Mariposa in 2 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mariposa, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arnold.

Things to do in Mariposa

Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Arnold

Arnold
Arnold is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. You've now added Sierra Nevada Logging Museum to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Arnold travel planner .

Traveling by car from Mariposa to Arnold takes 2 hours. Traveling from Mariposa in March, you will find days in Arnold are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). You'll set off for home on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Arnold

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum

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nights
Turlock

Turlock ©
Turlock is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. You've now added Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center to your itinerary. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery and Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at San Luis National Wildlife Refuge and Merced National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of Turlock to go to Gustine and see San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at McHenry Mansion and take an in-depth tour of McHenry Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turlock attractions website .

You can drive from Arnold to Turlock in 2 hours. In March, Turlock is a bit warmer than Arnold - with highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Campbell.

Things to do in Turlock

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Modesto, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, Hilmar Cheese Company Visitor Center, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge ©
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery ©

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Campbell

Campbell ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bigfoot Discovery Museum as well as Felton Covered Bridge Park. Step out of the city life by going to Portola Redwoods State Park and Berry Creek Falls. See some other sides of Campbell: do a tasting at Savannah Chanelle Winery, stroll around Sanborn Park, admire the natural beauty at Montalvo Arts Center, and steep yourself in history at Historic Saratoga Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Campbell tour builder app .

You can drive from Turlock to Campbell in 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Campbell

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Saratoga, Felton, Berry Creek Falls, Portola Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Felton Covered Bridge Park ©
Felton Covered Bridge Park
Portola Redwoods State Park ©
Portola Redwoods State Park
Historic Saratoga Village ©
Historic Saratoga Village

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