34 days in California Itinerary

34 days in California Itinerary

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34 days in California Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Canberra

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app .

Canberra, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Canberra to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Los Angeles is much warmer than Canberra - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: have fun at Balboa Park, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Attractions like Wine Tours & Tastings and Jack London State Historic Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery). There's more to do: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Helena journey planner .

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in St. Helena hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Wine Tours & Tastings, Inglenook, Jack London State Historic Park, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and Kiva Beach. Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Kings Beach State Recreation Area in Kings Beach, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, stroll through El Dorado Beach, admire all the interesting features of Tahoe Trout Farm, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe vacation planner .

Drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from St. Helena in June; daily highs in South Lake Tahoe reach 29°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kings Beach State Recreation Area, Meeks Bay Beach, Emerald Bay State Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tahoe Trout Farm ©
Tahoe Trout Farm
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour builder tool .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Dedicate the 13th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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