31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Boston to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Boston in January, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 59°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Healdsburg

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Healdsburg dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. When in Truckee, make a side trip to see Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area in Tahoe City, approximately Tahoe City away. There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, trot along with Tahoe Donner, admire all the interesting features of Truckee River Legacy Trail, and tee off at Tahoe Donner Golf Course.

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Drive from Healdsburg to Truckee in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Healdsburg in January, expect nights in Truckee to be colder, around 16°F, while days are little chillier, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Golf

Side Trips

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heavenly Mountain Resort, examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, and view the masterpieces at Wyland Galleries.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary app.

Getting from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Los Angeles

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: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll around La Jolla Cove, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego travel route planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.