30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Carmel
— 4 nights
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San Simeon
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, hike along Mariposa Grove, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions site.

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Exploratorium. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Step off the beaten path and head to Monterey Bay and Point Lobos. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel trip site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carmel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Hearst Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pacific Valley Bluff Trail & Limekiln State Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Carmel to San Simeon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much hotter days in San Simeon, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kings Canyon National Park and Moro Rock Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History & Alabama Hills). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Dante's View and Artists Dr. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and get great views at Aguereberry Point.

Plan my day in Death Valley National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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