31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 4 nights
+3
bus + subway + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Hobart

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Hobart, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning site .

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 little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Sonoma (Simraceway Performance Driving Center & Sonoma Plaza), The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, & more). Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and stop by Oakville Grocery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Helena trip maker site .

Fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sonoma, Napa, Oakville Grocery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©

5
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, flight, and car from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from St. Helena in July, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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