30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

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Perth, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Diego. When traveling from Perth in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, browse the exhibits of Hollyhock House, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Napa

— 4 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Sonoma (SIMRACEWAY PERFORMANCE DRIVING CENTER & Sonoma Coast State Beach), Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa online attractions planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April, Napa is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 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 nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

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Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

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.