29 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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South Lake Tahoe
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San Francisco
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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, find something for the whole family at Pacific Park, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Oslo to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oslo in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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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.
Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Porterville and see Trail of 100 Giants, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 4 nights

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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Tompkins Memorial Trail (in Truckee) and Tahoe City (Gatekeeper's Museum & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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