30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

6
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 Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (77°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

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

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning tool .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards.

Start your trip to Healdsburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Benziger Family Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

8
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.
Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Healdsburg in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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