30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights

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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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, Head underground at Bronson Caves, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and explore the activities along Cabrillo Tide Pools.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. When in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Manzanar National Historic Site in Independence, approximately Independence away. There's much more to do: stroll through Congress Trail, hike along Big Baldy, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip app.

You can fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are much warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Taft Point and Nevada Falls Loop. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by bus takes about 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, catch a live event at Oracle Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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