30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

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San Francisco
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Monterey
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San Luis Obispo
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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San Francisco

— 8 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Funston National Park, Marshall’s Beach, Golden Gate Rides, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Sacramento (Crocker Art Museum & California State Railroad Museum) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Bay Street, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Half Moon Bay State Beach. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

San Luis Obispo

— 1 night
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Luis Obispo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monterey to San Luis Obispo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect nights in San Luis Obispo to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries

Los Angeles

— 11 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.
Visit The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to LA Farmers' Market or Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach) and Laguna Beach (Crystal Cove, Main Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel route app.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from San Luis Obispo in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pacific Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town Temecula and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Shores Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip site.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

City of Angels

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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.