31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Let the collections at Annenberg Community Beach House and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego route maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Carmel

— 2 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 10th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Asilomar State Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Carmel to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Mumm Napa and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wine Tours & Tastings and Round Pond Estate. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Inglenook and look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Napa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in Napa are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of the city life by going to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fort Ross State Historic Park. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery and view the masterpieces at Graton Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Nature

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.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor plenty of shopping. Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 22nd (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and stop by Chinatown.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wineries

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip site.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.