24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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24 days in California Itinerary

Start: Flam
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + bus:  19​h 15​min
End: Flam

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Head to Exploratorium and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip site .

Flam, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus, train, and flight. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Flam to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flam in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through West End Beach, learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Start your trip to Truckee by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Truckee. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, Truckee is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Truckee River Winery ©
Truckee River Winery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pope Beach, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then stroll through Kiva Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe itinerary planner.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Truckee in July, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

3
nights
San Diego

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Children's Pool, and take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

7
nights
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, explore and take pictures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and watch a film at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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