30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
3
Crescent City
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
6
Carmel
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights

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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

2
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and California Coastal Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Trillium Falls Hike in Orick (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: stroll through Enderts Beach and identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Crescent City planner.

Getting from San Diego to Crescent City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Crescent City is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Visit Fort Funston National Park and China Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Union Square, and see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site.

You can fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Crescent City in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 11th (Sun), do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena route builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in August, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Lembert Dome, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip maker.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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