30 days in Phoenix & California Itinerary

30 days in Phoenix & California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery and Musical Instrument Museum. Get some cultural insight at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Celebration of Fine Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center & Main Street Arts District). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Chandler Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KOLI Equestrian Center.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip maker tool.

Athens, Greece to Phoenix is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Phoenix is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Athens in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 36°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Borrego Springs (Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail & California Overland Desert Excursions). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center, and browse the fresh offerings at Liberty Public Market.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Diego vacation builder site.

Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego. When traveling from Phoenix in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Montana Avenue and The Disney Gallery. Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours and McGurk Meadow. Do your shopping at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Napa

— 4 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Appreciate the collections at Patrick Amiot and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery. Jack London State Historic Park and Modus Operandi Cellars are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Charles Krug Winery & Pride Mountain Vineyards). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Napa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Napa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Shopping · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 3 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ace It Bike Tours and Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Graton Gallery and Sturgeons Mill will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Healdsburg to go to Sonoma and see Sonoma Coast State Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Healdsburg itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at de Young Museum and Exploratorium. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Step out of San Francisco to go to Point Reyes Station and see Point Reyes Safaris, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of Union Square, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Healdsburg in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.