31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 5 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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Quito, Ecuador to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to South Lake Tahoe.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

South Lake Tahoe — 4 nights

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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Tompkins Memorial Trail (in Truckee), Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Tahoe City (Commons Beach Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Tallac Trail.

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Fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 nights

A Land of Giants

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, Head underground at Crystal Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 6 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 26th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online holiday maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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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.
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