33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

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33 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ponta Grossa
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Ponta Grossa

2
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.
Visit Baldwin Beach and Pope Beach for some beach relaxation. Bring the kids along to Meeks Bay Beach and El Dorado Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kiva Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary builder .

Ponta Grossa, Brazil to South Lake Tahoe is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ponta Grossa to South Lake Tahoe is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Ponta Grossa in June, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll explore and learn at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Inglenook. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery & Jordan Vineyard & Winery). There's more to do: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and get a taste of life in the country at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Helena day trip tool .

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, Healdsburg, Oakville, Chateau Montelena, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Bring the kids along to California Academy of Sciences and Fort Funston National Park. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
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 11th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

6
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Anaheim, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and look for gifts at Catalina Offshore Products.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online attractions planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are much hotter (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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