31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Pearblossom
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, make a trip to General Sherman Tree, admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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 19th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pearblossom.
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Pearblossom — 2 nights

Pearblossom is an unincorporated community located in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave Desert, in northern Los Angeles County, California.The town has a population of 2,435. You've now added Southern California Soaring Academy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): experience rural life at Farm Sanctuary. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center and then see the top attractions with Southern California Soaring Academy.

Discover how to plan a Pearblossom trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Pearblossom by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Pearblossom to be much warmer, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route maker website.

You can drive from Pearblossom to Los Angeles in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pearblossom in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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