25 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 5 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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Crissy Field, get great views at Twin Peaks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

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Kansas City to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to San Francisco. Traveling from Kansas City in March, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (65°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Sun), hit the slopes at Heavenly Mountain Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and then try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 51°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
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To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planning site.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, then explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, then explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Frey House II.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Palm Springs visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Borrego Springs.
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Borrego Springs — 1 night

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on California Overland Desert Excursions and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Borrego Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Borrego Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Palm Springs in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Borrego Springs, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego day trip planner.

Getting from Borrego Springs to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Borrego Springs in March, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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