32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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San Diego — 4 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

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Cairo, Egypt to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in San Diego at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 5 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, cruise along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and hike along Congress Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Wapama Falls, get great views at Valley View, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip site.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm and then savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park and then go for a stroll along the water at North Tahoe Marina.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Napa.
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Napa — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga) and VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Simraceway Performance Driving Center, learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, and awaken your taste buds at Darioush Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Napa tour planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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