30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Oakville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Rome

7
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.
You'll explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning site .

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Los Angeles. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

2
nights
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. On the 13th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Carmel, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Sierra Star Golf Club in Mammoth Lakes, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Tioga Pass, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sierra Star Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. On the 21st (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery, stop by Oxbow Public Market, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oakville day trip planning tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Oakville by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Oakville, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Beach and see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Oakville to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Oakville in June, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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