30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Tahoe City
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego vacation builder site.

New Delhi, India to San Diego is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

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, hike along Big Trees Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Half Dome, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Tahoe City

— 4 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tahoe City: Truckee (Truckee River Legacy Trail & West End Beach). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and stroll through Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tahoe City road trip planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tahoe City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 22nd (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Tahoe City in September, expect St. Helena to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 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: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through The Castro, stroll around Crissy Field, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.