31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner

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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop & Piedras Blancas). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Los Angeles to Monterey is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Monterey reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Oakland California Temple in Oakland, approximately Oakland away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Napa

— 4 nights

America's Wine Country

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: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa) and Deerfield Ranch Winery (in Kenwood). Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery and shop like a local with Mumm Napa.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip app.

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Napa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. On the 4th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through McGurk Meadow, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Getting from Napa to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Napa in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are colder (-8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

San Diego

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect San Diego to be much warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney District, &more). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.