32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

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32 days in California Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Black's Beach and Children's Pool. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and get a taste of the local shopping with Spanish Village Art Center.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to San Diego, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel travel planner.

You can 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 little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

4
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Let the collections at Mumm Napa and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Bodega Dunes (in Bodega). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg online tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rutherford, Patrick Amiot, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

4
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tallac Historic Site and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. Relax by the water at West End Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

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Traveling by car from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Healdsburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

West End Beach, Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. In August in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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