22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Klamath
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bridgeport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Lone Pine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Bus + Tram + Bus + Fly:  29​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 12th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Rosa Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

Discover how to plan a Cambria trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Perth, Australia to Cambria is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Cambria. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Perth in August: highs in Cambria hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Santa Rosa Catholic Church ©
Santa Rosa Catholic Church

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Old Fisherman's Wharf. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to McWay Falls in Big Sur--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Asilomar State Beach, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carmel online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cambria in August, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

3
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Get a sense of the local culture at Trees of Mystery and Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Redwood Highway. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park) and Crescent City (Battery Point Lighthouse & Stout Grove). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilson Creek Beach and snap pictures at Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Klamath trip builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carmel to Klamath. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect nights in Klamath to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crescent City, Redwood Highway, Redwood National Park, Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Battery Point Lighthouse ©
Battery Point Lighthouse
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bridalveil Fall and El Capitan. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Klamath to Yosemite National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Klamath in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel

2
nights
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie State Historic Park and then get outside with Black Point Fissures. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Nevada, explore the activities along Bridgeport Reservoir, and then take in the natural beauty of Travertine Hot Spring.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bridgeport day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport in 1.5 hours. August in Bridgeport sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada, Black Point Fissures
Highlights from your plan
Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Black Point Fissures ©
Black Point Fissures

3
nights
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to General Sherman Tree and Alabama Hills. Visiting Giant Forest and Moro Rock will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lone Pine: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Grizzly Falls, Kings Canyon National Park, & more) and Keough's Hot Springs (in Bishop). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lone Pine trip maker tool .

Getting from Bridgeport to Lone Pine by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bridgeport in August, with highs in Lone Pine at 42°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Keough's Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): cruise along Artists Dr, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Lone Pine in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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