31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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St. Helena
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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San Diego

— 4 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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

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Roanoke to San Diego is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Roanoke to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Roanoke in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 4 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Sonoma (Sonoma Plaza & Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery). Dedicate the 12th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: see the world from above with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and stop by Dean & DeLuca.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Helena, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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, walk around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite 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.