31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to Tijuana, Bus to San Diego
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tahoe City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly

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San Diego

— 5 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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to San Diego is minus 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tahoe City

— 4 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Tahoe City: Truckee (Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, Tahoe Donner, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country and see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tahoe City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Tahoe City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Tahoe City is colder than San Diego - with highs of 5°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, and grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip tool.

Drive from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. In January in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Healdsburg, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours

Los Angeles

— 7 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 out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Museum of Flying (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool.

You can fly from Healdsburg to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Healdsburg - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.