31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Tahoe City
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary site.

Beirut, Lebanon to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Beirut to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Beirut in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tahoe City.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Tahoe City — 4 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Tahoe City is known for adventure, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park, admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and stroll through Five Lakes Creek Trailhead.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tahoe City journey planning app.

Getting from San Francisco to Tahoe City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Tahoe City are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 7 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.
On the 12th (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. August in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 nights

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, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, and hike along Big Stump Basin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 5 nights

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: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.