30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Monterey
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Oslo, Norway

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation builder.

Oslo, Norway to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Oslo in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online itinerary creator.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, historic sites, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey vacation trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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 in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego custom trip planner.

Fly from Monterey to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in July; daily highs in San Diego reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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

5
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 14th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

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

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