29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Redding
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Monterey
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  19​h
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and Brandy Creek Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Brandy Creek Beach (in Whiskeytown) and Wild Horse Sanctuary (in Shingletown). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Clover Creek Preserve Trail and snap pictures at Sundial Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Redding trip itinerary planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Redding is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Redding is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Redding when traveling from Tel Aviv in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Whiskeytown, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, Wild Horse Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center ©
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Brandy Creek Falls ©
Brandy Creek Falls

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alabama Hills and Horseshoe Meadow Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead, Mount Whitney Trail, & more). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Inyo National Forest, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, and don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Redding to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, Inyo National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco to see Food Tours about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Food Tours
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore hidden gems such as Little Lakes Valley Trail and Mono Lake County Park. Change things up with a short trip to California Route 36 in Red Bluff (about 38 minutes away). On the 13th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along McLeod Lake and take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. April in Mammoth Lakes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

California Route 36, Little Lakes Valley Trail, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
McLeod Lake ©
McLeod Lake
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildrose Peak Trail and Artists Dr. The adventure continues: trek along Gower Gulch Loop, contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Wildrose Peak Trail ©
Wildrose Peak Trail
Gower Gulch Loop ©
Gower Gulch Loop

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Brandini Toffee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Springs: Wonderland of Rocks (in Joshua Tree National Park), Climbing Tours (in Joshua Tree) and Galleta Meadows (in Borrego Springs). There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Palm Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 37°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Climbing Tours, Wonderland of Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Galleta Meadows ©
Galleta Meadows
Climbing Tours
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally learn about winemaking at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Palm Springs in April, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery ©
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

3
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and City Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: Morro Rock (in Morro Bay), San Simeon (San Simeon Pier, Hearst Castle, & more) and Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Cambria Nursery & Florist). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Kukkula Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paso Robles trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in April: highs in Paso Robles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Morro Rock, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Speed Boats Tours
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Partington Cove and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Bixby Bridge, Pfeiffer State Beach, & more). Spend the 28th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, explore and take pictures at Seventeen Mile Drive, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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