28 days in California Itinerary

28 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Tahoe City
— 3 nights
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Drive to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 2 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, &more). Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Linton, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Linton to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Linton in July, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 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.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

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Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

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 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with a short trip to The Presidente tree in Three Rivers, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, trek along Congress Trail, and explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday builder app.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Tahoe City

— 3 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Change things up with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Truckee (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, and enjoy the sand and surf at Commons Beach Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City by car takes about 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Tahoe City when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

Orick

— 2 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. On the 14th (Sun), trek along Redwood National Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, then stroll through California Coastal Trail, and finally kick back and relax at Wilson Creek Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Tahoe City to Orick. When traveling from Tahoe City in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Orick: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 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 nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Orick to San Francisco with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orick in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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.