24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to San Francisco, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Tahoe City

— 2 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 19th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. On your second day here, trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Tahoe City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Tahoe City, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Adventure

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tahoe City in July, Yosemite National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.