25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Eureka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Klamath
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jerusalem

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

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Jerusalem, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Jerusalem in August, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Get a sense of the local culture at Ferndale Historic Cemetery and Clendenen's Cider Works. Explore hidden gems such as Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Avenue of the Giants. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka: Patrick's Point State Park (in Trinidad) and Camel Rock (in Westhaven-Moonstone). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eureka trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Eureka by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit cooler in Eureka: highs are around 20°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Klamath.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arcata, Avenue of the Giants, Camel Rock, Ferndale Historic Cemetery, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

3
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Redwood National Park and Trillium Falls Hike. Get outdoors at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. Take a break from Klamath with a short trip to Point St George Park in Crescent City, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery and admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Klamath holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Eureka to Klamath takes 1.5 hours. In August in Klamath, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Orick, Crescent City, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and El Capitan. Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, get great views at Tunnel View, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Klamath, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore hidden gems such as Bodie State Historic Park and Tioga Rd. Get in touch with nature at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Mono Lake County Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument, get great views at Minaret Vista, hike along Earthquake Fault, and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Zabriskie Point and Artists Palette. Explore hidden gems such as Badwater Basin and Dante's View. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Moro Rock and Giant Forest. Step off the beaten path and head to Kings Canyon National Park and Manzanar National Historic Site. There's lots more to do: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 25th (Sun), trek along Ewoldsen Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then explore the galleries of Hawthorne Gallery. Keep things going the next day: trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then hike along Partington Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Sur road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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