30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, cruise along Generals Hwy, and take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online vacation planner.

Getting from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Get out of town with these interesting St. Helena side-trips: Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more) and Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma). Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to St. Helena by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in St. Helena: highs are around 34°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

5
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, see where the action happens at Oracle Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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