32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Bodega
— 1 night
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Crescent City
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights

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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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Half Dome make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip builder.

Sanford to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Sanford in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Bring the kids along to Meeks Bay Beach and Kiva Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pope Beach and Commons Beach Park. Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Tahoe City (Stateline Lookout & River Rafting & Tubing) and West End Beach (in Truckee). And it doesn't end there: stroll through El Dorado Beach, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bodega.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

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Bodega

Bodega ©
Bodega is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Pomo Canyon Trail and then kick back and relax at Bodega Dunes.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodega trip itinerary maker.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Bodega by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, Bodega is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in Bodega

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

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Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Visit Enderts Beach and Camel Rock for some beach relaxation. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Moonstone Beach and Trinidad State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Crescent City side-trips: Trinidad (Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room & Big Lagoon County Park), Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy (in Orick) and Wilson Creek Beach (in Klamath). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Point St George Park, cruise along Pebble Beach, stroll through Agate Beach, and hike along Stout Grove.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Crescent City driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Bodega to Crescent City with the Route module. Traveling from Bodega in July, expect nights in Crescent City to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are much colder, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Marshall’s Beach. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Goat Rock Beach in Jenner, approximately Jenner away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Exploratorium, stroll through Baker Beach, walk around Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip tool.

Getting from Crescent City to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Crescent City in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

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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. On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and finally stroll through Del Mar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manresa State Beach, then kick back and relax at Seacliff State Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Rio Del Mar State Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica State Beach. Visit Zuma Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Malibu (Westward Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach, &more), Anaheim (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad & Downtown Disney) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Beach, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 83°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Family-friendly places like Black's Beach and USS Midway Museum will thrill your kids. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Del Mar City Beach in Del Mar, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: laugh and play at SeaWorld San Diego, take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mushroom Beach, and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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