29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Glen Ellen (Benziger Family Winery & Jack London State Historic Park), Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano & Sonoma Barracks) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Inglenook.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read St. Helena online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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 Three Rivers and see The Senate, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along Moro Rock Trail, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour builder site.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from St. Helena in June, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.