31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Julian
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Diego route maker app.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Julian.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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Julian

Julian ©
Julian is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Wolf Center, then go deep underground at Eagle and High Peak Mine, and then look for all kinds of wild species at inaja Memorial Picnic Sight. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Cuyamaca and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Julian online journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Julian takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Diego in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Julian, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Julian

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
California Wolf Center ©
California Wolf Center
Eagle and High Peak Mine ©
Eagle and High Peak Mine

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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.
Bring the kids along to Yosemite Village and Vernal Fall. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, walk around Mariposa Grove, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Julian to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. In May, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Julian - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and see where the action happens at Oracle Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 18th (Sat), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Jack London State Historic Park, stroll around Sonoma Plaza, then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena online visit planner.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in St. Helena to be a bit cooler, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Go for a jaunt from Santa Barbara to Camarillo to see Camarillo Public Library about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from St. Helena to Santa Barbara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 25th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in May since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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