32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple and Redlands Bowl. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Laguna Beach (Pacific Marine Mammal Center & 1,000 Steps Beach), Seal Beach (in Seal Beach) and Huntington State Beach (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Wayfarers Chapel, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Westward Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Exposition Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Ljubljana in July, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Moonlight State Beach and Spreckels Park. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), San Clemente State Beach (in San Clemente) and Old Poway Park (in Poway). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Dog Beach, and pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zumwalt Meadow Trail and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Trail of 100 Giants (in Porterville) and Tokopah Falls (in Three Rivers). There's much more to do: hike along Congress Trail, stroll through Crescent Meadow Rd, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip site.

Fly from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 7 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Rainbow Pool (in Groveland) and Mariposa Museum and History Center (in Mariposa). On the 16th (Sat), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, hike along Merced Grove, and explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahoe Trout Farm and Cascade Falls Trail. Step out of South Lake Tahoe with an excursion to UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center in Incline Village--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, steep yourself in history at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, and grab your bike and head to Flume Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe attractions planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Ace It Bike Tours. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (MacRostie Estate House, Williamson Wines Tasting Room, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, admire the majestic nature at Angel Island State Park, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

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 July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.