31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h
5
Anaheim
— 6 nights
Train:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 48 minutes away. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 10th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary app .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in September, plan for little chillier nights in San Francisco, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, & more) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 84°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma Plaza, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

8
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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

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You can drive from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Healdsburg in September, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Los Angeles (Universal Studios Hollywood, Amoeba Music, & more) and Santa Monica Pier (in Santa Monica). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 30th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Anaheim to be warmer, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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