31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe — 3 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.
Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Hellman-Ehrman Mansion in Tahoe City, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, and hike along Rubicon Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe travel route planning website.

Savannah to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to South Lake Tahoe is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Savannah in June, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are cooler (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Olympic Valley.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Olympic Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail and then see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic Valley holiday planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Olympic Valley in 1.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, Olympic Valley is little chillier at night with lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park — 7 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.
On the 20th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Olympic Valley to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Olympic Valley in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco — 5 nights

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, walk around Golden Gate Park, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Napa.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Napa — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Sapphire Hill Winery) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). Dedicate the 1st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Napa trip itinerary builder app.

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Napa hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Napa to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Napa in July, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

San Diego — 6 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 77°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.