32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Shenzhen, China to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Shenzhen in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 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: surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get slightly colder in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 8th (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 10th (Thu), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel 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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Moone Tsai Winery, &more). Dedicate the 15th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: do a tasting at Robert Biale Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa day trip app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Napa to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Healdsburg to Guerneville to see Armstrong Redwood State Reserve about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: go all around town with Ace It Bike Tours and learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip builder tool.

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. November in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation maker website.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Healdsburg in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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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