29 days in California's Central Valley Itinerary

29 days in California's Central Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California's Central Valley holiday planner

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Sacramento
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 18 nights
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Fresno
— 6 nights
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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kids will enjoy California State Railroad Museum and Stevens Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Sutter Bike Trail (in Yuba City). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Old Sacramento Waterfront, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sacramento Zoo, explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento online trip planner.

New York City to Sacramento is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City to Sacramento, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

18
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Fresno.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

6
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Fresno

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Attractions like Sequoia National Park and Fresno Chaffee Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Fresno's surroundings by going to Three Rivers (The Senate, The Presidente tree, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Forestiere Underground Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno, don't miss a visit to Old Town Clovis, and admire the natural beauty at Clovis Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fresno visit planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Fresno by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Fresno to be warmer, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips