29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

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 Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 5 nights

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 with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and get curious at Fleet Science Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, Head underground at Boyden Cavern, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 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 18th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

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 July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around South Lake Tahoe: River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and Tompkins Memorial Trail (in Truckee). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, hike along Eagle Falls Trail, and admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Union Square, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker website.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly 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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