29 days in California & Morehead City Itinerary

29 days in California & Morehead City Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
6
Morehead City
— 4 nights

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation planner.

Durham to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Durham to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Downtown Disney, &more). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, shop like a local with The Grove, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Mulholland Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in San Francisco at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Battery Spencer, Golden Gate View Point
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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.
Kids will enjoy Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: HeliTahoe (in Truckee) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Lake Tahoe Balloons, capture your vacation like a pro with Tahoe Photographic Tours, trek along Rubicon Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

Make your South Lake Tahoe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around °F, while nights are little chillier with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, HeliTahoe, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, trek along Four Mile Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Morehead City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
Morehead City

Morehead City ©
Morehead City is a port town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Morehead City: Cape Lookout National Seashore (in Harkers Island), Hammocks Beach State Park (in Swansboro) and Emerald Isle (The Point & The Sweet Spot). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Macon State Park, get outside with Beaufort Paddle, and identify plant and animal life at Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Morehead City trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Morehead City with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Morehead City. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect warmer with lows of °F in Morehead City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Morehead City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Harkers Island, Pine Knoll Shores, Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Fort Macon State Park
Highlights from your plan
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ©
The Sweet Spot ©
The Sweet Spot
The Point ©
The Point

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