29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, take in the exciting artwork at Africa and Beyond, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

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Albany to San Diego is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Albany to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Albany in August, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

5
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Montana Avenue and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6

6
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are colder (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Mariposa Grove
4.7
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Must see
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7

2
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Carmel online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Union Square, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit SoMa.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Appreciate the collections at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery and Mumm Napa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more) and Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen). There's more to do: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena travel app.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in St. Helena hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Gracianna Winery
4.8
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Winery / Vineyard
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
4.6

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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.
Tallac Historic Site and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Kiva Beach and Pope Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach, stroll through Baldwin Beach, and stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary builder.

Drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, South Lake Tahoe is little chillier than St. Helena - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Tallac Historic Site
4.7
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Beach
Kiva Beach
4.7

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