25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
4
Orick
— 2 nights
5
Anaheim
— 4 nights
6
San Diego
— 5 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Tahoe City (Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks & Hellman-Ehrman Mansion) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with Lake Tahoe Balloons, add some adventure to your tour with Kayak Tahoe, hit the best photo ops around with Tahoe Photographic Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Lake Tahoe Balloons ©
Lake Tahoe Balloons

7
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Panorama Trail, and identify plant and animal life at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

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You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. June in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, thentake a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and then hike along California Coastal Trail.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orick online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Orick with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Orick are little chillier (°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Orick

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society (in Newport Beach) and Dana Point Parasail (in Dana Point). Have a day of magic on the 2nd (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, catch some excitement at Space Mountain, laugh and play at Downtown Disney, and have fun at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to Anaheim. Traveling from Orick in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Anaheim: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society, Dana Point Parasail
Highlights from your plan
Dana Point Parasail ©
Dana Point Parasail
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

5
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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