31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Katowice
Fly + Drive:  18 h 45 min
1
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Truckee
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Katowice

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum (in Napa) and Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma Barracks, &more). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, and look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena attractions planner.

Katowice, Poland to St. Helena is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Katowice in March, expect St. Helena to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, Sharpsteen Museum, Jack London State Historic Park, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Tahoe Maritime Museum (in Homewood) and South Lake Tahoe (St Theresa Catholic Church, Jobs Peak, &more). Next up on the itinerary: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail, trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, and hit the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee journey builder.

Getting from St. Helena to Truckee by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from St. Helena in March, with highs in Truckee at 11°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Cross Country, Tahoe Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
St Theresa Catholic Church ©
St Theresa Catholic Church

4
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Truckee to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Truckee in March, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

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
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

5
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, trek along Mono Pass Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 13°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Adubon Canyon Ranch in Stinson Beach (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at Haas - Lilienthal House, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Battery Spencer, Adubon Canyon Ranch, Aftel Archive of Curious Scents
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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