32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beverly Hills
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Orick

— 1 night
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and then cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orick trip website.

Charlotte to Orick is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Charlotte to Orick. Traveling from Charlotte in June, expect nights in Orick to be a bit cooler, around 49°F, while days are cooler, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Healdsburg Plaza, do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Ross State Historic Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planner.

Getting from Orick to Healdsburg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Orick, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic Valley (Matt Heron Fly Fishing & Five Lakes Creek Trailhead), Gatekeeper's Museum (in Tahoe City) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, and steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and make a trip to Half Dome.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder website.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin, hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 98°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Beverly Hills

— 3 nights
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Beverly Hills is known for scenic drive, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Beverly Hills travel route builder website.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Beverly Hills in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Beverly Hills are colder (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Have a day of magic on the 25th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park, discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, and make a trip to Anaheim Packing District.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Beverly Hills to Anaheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beverly Hills in July: highs in Anaheim hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

San Diego

— 5 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. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

Make your San Diego itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Anaheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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.