31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Pier Aquarium) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Palembang, Indonesia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Palembang to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palembang in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 4 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards (in Buellton) and Solvang (Flag Is Up Farms & Rusack Vineyards). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Santa Barbara. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 nights

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 15th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

San Francisco

— 5 nights

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, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and visit SoMa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Half Dome, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.