31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Beverly Hills to see Mulholland Drive about 30 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

4
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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.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around La Jolla Cove, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grant Grove.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are much hotter (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Olympic Valley (Five Lakes Creek Trailhead & Matt Heron Fly Fishing). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe.

To find out how to plan a trip to South Lake Tahoe, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Healdsburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, Healdsburg is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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 in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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.