30 days in California & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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South Lake Tahoe
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker.

Paris, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife
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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, stroll through La Jolla Cove, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker site.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

South Lake Tahoe — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Inspiration Point Vista, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Diego in June since evenings lows in South Lake Tahoe dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 8 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fountain Paint Pot, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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