25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Eureka
— 3 nights
3
Klamath
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
6
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
8
Big Sur
— 1 night

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Sat), learn about all things military at USS Pampanito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, thenvisit Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker app.

Jerusalem, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jerusalem in August, with highs in San Francisco at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Eureka.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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
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Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Avenue of the Giants and Patrick's Point State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. Change things up with a short trip to Camel Rock in Westhaven-Moonstone (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll the grounds of Ferndale Historic Cemetery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hikshari Trail, and learn about winemaking at Clendenen's Cider Works.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Eureka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Eureka to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Klamath.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arcata, Ferndale Historic Cemetery, Clendenen's Cider Works, Avenue of the Giants, Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center ©
Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

3
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. Escape the urban bustle at Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trees of Mystery and trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Klamath trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Eureka to Klamath by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Klamath, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough 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 ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Pohono Bridge. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Klamath to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Klamath in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °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 Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Escape the urban bustle at Devils Postpile National Monument and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Minaret Vista. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Lee Vining (Mono Lake County Park & Tioga Rd). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls and trek along Earthquake Fault.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes road trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can 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
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Badwater Basin and Artists Dr. Escape the urban bustle at Zabriskie Point and Panamint Range. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, get great views at Dante's View, and don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip maker.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Giant Forest and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Moro Rock and Generals Hwy. Go for a jaunt from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Independence to see Manzanar National Historic Site about 6h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park visit planning website.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel 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
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hike along Ewoldsen Trail, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, thenadmire the sheer force of McWay Falls, thenhike along Partington Cove, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Big Sur to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can 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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