30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
4
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-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 Amsterdam to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego travel planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (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 ©

4
nights
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Meadow Rd.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Explore Crescent City's surroundings by going to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, & more) and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (in Orick). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Crescent City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Crescent City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Crescent City, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, and make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Crescent City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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