25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 3 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.
You've added Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Petco Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

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Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Anaheim

— 5 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Paint the Night, Downtown Disney District, and other attractions.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim journey planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Anaheim to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, Third Street Promenade, South Bay Bicycle Trail, and other attractions. When in Santa Monica, make a side trip to see Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, approximately Manhattan Beach away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive, contemplate the long history of Shotgun House, walk around Dorothy Green Park, and see the sky in a new way at Camera Obscura.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Santa Monica takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 61°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Battleship USS Iowa Museum, Skirball Cultural Center, Annenberg Space for Photography, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, hike along Hollywood Reservoir, see where the action happens at Staples Center, and visit Little Tokyo.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Traveling from Santa Monica in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums

Monterey

— 4 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You've added Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Dolphin & Whale Watching, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Monterey by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Monterey to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Santa Rosa

— 2 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Charles M. Schulz Museum, Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): walk around Spring Lake Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Annadel State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Howarth Park, and finally indulge your taste buds at Paradise Ridge Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Safari West, take in nature's colorful creations at Matanzas Creek Winery, then do a tasting at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, and finally view the masterpieces at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Rosa tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Santa Rosa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Monterey in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Rosa: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 51°F at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Nature

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lombard Street, Anchor Brewing Company, Lands End, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Blue & Gold Fleet and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live event at Oracle Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally trek along Lands End.

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Getting from Santa Rosa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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.