27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
2
Eureka
— 3 nights
3
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
4
Philo
— 3 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
6
San Simeon
— 2 nights
7
Carmel
— 6 nights

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Sentinel Dome and Nevada Falls Loop. Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and get great views at Washburn Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Moscow, Russia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Moscow to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Moscow in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. You'll set off for Eureka on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinidad State Beach and Moonstone Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Sequoia Park Garden. Step out of Eureka to go to Ferndale and see The Victorian Village of Ferndale, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Ferndale Historic Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eureka trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Eureka by combination of bus and train takes about 19.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Eureka to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Ferndale, Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum, Humboldt Coastal Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

3
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. We've included these beaches for you: Noyo Headlands Park and Pudding Creek Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ford House Visitor Center & Museum and Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery. There's much more to do: stroll through Seaside Beach, head outdoors with All Aboard Adventure, immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, and learn about winemaking at Pacific Star Winery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fort Bragg visit planner.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Fort Bragg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Eureka in July: highs in Fort Bragg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Philo.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

3
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gualala Point Regional Park and Truett Hurst Winery. Visit Sea Ranch Chapel and The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Rodney Strong Vineyards) and Schooner Gulch State Beach (in Point Arena). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Husch Vineyards.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Philo journey planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Philo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Gualala Point Regional Park, The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Sea Ranch Chapel, Schooner Gulch State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Schooner Gulch State Beach ©
Schooner Gulch State Beach
Sea Ranch Chapel ©
Sea Ranch Chapel

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery and The Presidente tree. Kids will enjoy Zumwalt Meadow Trail and Mt. Whitney. Venture out of the city with trips to Three Rivers (The Senate & Tokopah Falls), Eastern California Museum (in Independence) and Lone Pine (Mount Whitney Trail & Museum of Western Film History). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, hike along Little Lakes Valley Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Mountain Light Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour builder.

Explore your travel options from Philo to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Philo in July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Three Rivers, Independence, Bishop, Lone Pine
Highlights from your plan
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Dollar Beach, thenlook for gifts at Amphora Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Harmony Cellars, view the masterpieces at Harmony Pottery Works, thenlearn about winemaking at Moonstone Cellars, thentake in the exciting artwork at Artifacts Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon online trip maker.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Cambria, Harmony, Sand Dollar Beach, New Camaldoli Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Sand Dollar Beach ©
Sand Dollar Beach
Harmony Pottery Works ©
Harmony Pottery Works
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing

6
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. We've included these beaches for you: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Lovers Point. Get a sense of the local culture at Carmel Mission and Ocean Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: National Steinbeck Center (in Salinas) and Big Sur (Coast Gallery Big Sur, McWay Falls, &more). The adventure continues: tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Weston Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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