29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Truckee
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

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, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 19th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 6 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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Truckee.
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Truckee — 3 nights

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area in Tahoe City (about 34 minutes away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

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Traveling by flight from San Diego to Truckee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Truckee to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 4 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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventure Mountain, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 5th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and immerse yourself in nature at Elizabeth Lake.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel 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: stroll through Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the flight 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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