33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning site.

Warsaw, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 3 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. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery and indulge your taste buds at Wine Cube Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Healdsburg hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Napa

— 3 nights

America's Wine Country

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: Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Calistoga (Schramsberg Vineyards & Clos Pegase Winery) and VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena). Dedicate the 8th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and indulge your taste buds at Sonoma Valley.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at North Tahoe Marina, then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, savor the flavors at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm.

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Drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along Congress Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 4 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego route maker website.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, engage your brain at California Science Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

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.