30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Mammoth Lakes
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Chico
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ventura
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Cambria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Explore hidden gems such as Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center and Mono Lake County Park. Get outdoors at June Mountain and Snowcreek Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Glacier Point, Tunnel View, & more). On the 4th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Lake trail, look for gifts at Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, and sample the tasty concoctions at June Lake Brewing.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Mammoth Lakes is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Mammoth Lakes, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Chico.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, June Lake, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center ©
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center

4
nights
Chico

Chico ©
Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California, United States. Get outdoors at Wild Horse Sanctuary and Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Shop till you drop at Lucero Olive Oil and Eighth & Main Antique Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Chico: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Fantastic Lava Beds, Cinder Cone, & more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chico holiday website .

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Chico takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in April: highs in Chico hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Chico

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, Lucero Olive Oil, Wild Horse Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Wild Horse Sanctuary ©
Wild Horse Sanctuary
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center ©
Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center
Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Shop till you drop at El Paseo Shopping District and Gubler Orchids. Get outdoors at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Palm Springs: Palm Desert (CODA Gallery & Heather James Fine Art) and Borrego Springs (Slot Canyon & Borrego Art Institute). The adventure continues: revel in the low prices at Desert Hills Premium Outlets, look for all kinds of wild species at Whitewater Wilderness Preserve, stroll through Frank Bogert Trail, and shop like a local with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs online tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chico to Palm Springs. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chico in April: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 37°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Palm Desert, Gubler Orchids, Whitewater Wilderness Preserve, Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
El Paseo Shopping District ©
El Paseo Shopping District
Desert Hills Premium Outlets ©
Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

3
nights
Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Rincon Bike Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Outlets at Tejon and The Sacred Space. Explore Ventura's surroundings by going to Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, Douglas Family Preserve, & more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at The Collection at Riverpark.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ventura trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Ventura in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Ventura, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Ventura

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Outlets at Tejon, The Sacred Space, The Collection at Riverpark
Highlights from your plan
Outlets at Tejon ©
Outlets at Tejon
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

4
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Step out of the city life by going to Piedras Blancas and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Bluff Trail and Stadium Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Jack Creek Celllars (in Templeton), Hearst Castle (in San Simeon) and Morro Bay (Fiona Bleu Gallery & Morro Rock). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, browse for treasures at Rich Man Poor Man Antiques, take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria travel route planning tool .

Drive from Ventura to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ventura in April: highs in Cambria hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, Stadium Park, Jack Creek Celllars
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Cambria Nursery & Florist ©
Cambria Nursery & Florist
Jack Creek Celllars ©
Jack Creek Celllars

8
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. Head to Ocean Avenue and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Cypress Point Golf Club. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Partington Cove, & more). Spend the 24th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and indulge your taste buds at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel day trip site .

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cambria in April, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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