30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Tokyo

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 Barracks, & more). Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, indulge your taste buds at Woodhouse Chocolate, and immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip builder tool .

Tokyo, Japan to St. Helena is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, subway, and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in April, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Helena, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Inglenook, Bell Wine Cellars, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

6
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, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday maker tool .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from St. Helena in April, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

7
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.
On the 12th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 15th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

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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