31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  20​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Manama

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grove and Amoeba Music. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Manama, Bahrain to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. In August, Los Angeles is much colder than Manama - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica State Beach, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Family-friendly places like La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park will thrill your kids. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Black's Beach and Children's Pool. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and get a bird's-eye view with Air Tours.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in August, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 17th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Bring the kids along to West End Beach and Baldwin Beach. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and El Dorado Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, tour the pleasant surroundings at Meeks Bay Beach, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In August in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, West End Beach, River Rafting & Tubing, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Step out of the city life by going to Redwood National Park and Enderts Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Redwood National Park (Trillium Falls Hike, Tall Trees Grove, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Trinidad trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from South Lake Tahoe to Trinidad. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you will find days in Trinidad are little chillier (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to San Francisco with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Trinidad in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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