30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Truckee
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Copenhagen

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation maker website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center & Sonoma Plaza) and Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in April, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Sapphire Hill Winery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

3
nights
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.
Step out of South Lake Tahoe with an excursion to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail in Homewood--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, stroll through Adventure Mountain, take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls, and hike along Rubicon Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe travel route planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from St. Helena in April; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 15°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Glen Alpine Falls ©
Glen Alpine Falls

3
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Truckee is known for winter sports, nature, adventure, outdoors, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner, make a trip to Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe, and hike along Mt Judah Loop Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Truckee itinerary tool .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Truckee, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©
Gatekeeper's Museum ©
Gatekeeper's Museum

6
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, walk around Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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