29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Monterey
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route planning site .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and then get great views at Tunnel View.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

few
hours
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at The Tech Museum of Innovation and then see the interesting displays at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.

Start your trip to San Jose by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): go for a walk through West Cliff Drive.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Jose to Santa Cruz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Jose in August, you will find days in Santa Cruz are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship ©
S.S. Palo Alto Concrete Ship

1
night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Monterey online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toBig Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur tour planning website .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Big Sur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara vacation planner .

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. While traveling from Big Sur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

5
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego day trip site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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