30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, and explore the galleries of Hollyhock House.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and take in the views from Coronado Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Relax by the water at Asilomar State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Point Lobos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monterey: Pfeiffer State Beach (in Big Sur) and Manresa State Beach (in Aptos). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and enjoy the sand and surf at Marina State Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Monterey road trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Monterey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Monterey at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

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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.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a stroll through Chinatown, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Bring the kids along to Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, hike along Merced Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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