30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Arcata
— 3 nights
3
Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
5
Cambria
— 4 nights
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Ferry Building Marketplace and Goat Rock Beach. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ramini Mozzarella. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), St. Helena (Tudal Winery & Titus Vineyards) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Arcata.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Ramini Mozzarella, Goat Rock Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

3
nights
Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Sands Beach and The Blacksmith Shop. We've included these beaches for you: Big Lagoon County Park and Trinidad State Beach. Take a break from Arcata with a short trip to Clendenen's Cider Works in Fortuna, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Arcata Plaza Farmers' Market, learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room, and grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arcata road trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Arcata. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Arcata: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Arcata

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Clendenen's Cider Works, Black Sands Beach, Hikshari Trail, The Blacksmith Shop
Highlights from your plan
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room ©
Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room

3
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Do your shopping at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery. Relax by the water at Seaside Beach and Pudding Creek Beach. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Ananse Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park.

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Getting from Arcata to Fort Bragg by car takes about 3 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Arcata in June: highs in Fort Bragg hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino, Albion River Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

4
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, pick up some local products at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel, and take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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). Discover out-of-the-way places like Hearst Castle and Piedras Blancas. Visit Moonstone Beach and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cambria: Jack Creek Celllars (in Templeton) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, shop like a local with Cambria Nursery and Florist, view the masterpieces at Artifacts Gallery, and cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria road trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to Cambria by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Cambria: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Jack Creek Celllars
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Badwater Basin and Dante's View. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Cambria in June, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Outlets at Tejon and The Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique (in Tehachapi), Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, see where the action happens at Dodger Stadium, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique, Outlets at Tejon, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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