33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
5
St. Helena
— 4 nights
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights

4
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to San Diego is minus 8 hours. In July, San Diego is a bit warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Carmel itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Legion of Honor. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and wander the streets of SoMa.

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Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Stephen & Walker Winery). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Calistoga, Oakville, Rutherford, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Pope Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. Visiting Kiva Beach and Lakeside Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: stroll through El Dorado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and browse the exhibits of Tallac Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online day trip planner.

Getting from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Meeks Bay Beach, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

7
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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