31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Truckee
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planning app .

Copenhagen, Denmark to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Jordan Vineyard & Winery) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Napa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, Safari West, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to South Lake Tahoe (Kiva Beach, Speed Boats Tours, & more) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at West End Beach, get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee online visit planner .

You can drive from Napa to Truckee in 3 hours. Traveling from Napa in July, Truckee is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

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, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Truckee to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Truckee in July, Yosemite National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in July, with highs in San Diego at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route builder .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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