34 days in California Itinerary

34 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 22 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Art Beat on Main Street, then take in the exciting artwork at Africa and Beyond, then view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and finally get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. April in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 22 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.
Head to Annenberg Community Beach House and Rodeo Drivefor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Place & Third Street Promenade), Anaheim (Little Arabia District, The Disney Gallery, &more) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, stop by The Embarcadero, and step aboard USS Pampanito.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then do a tasting at Dry Creek Vineyard, then see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Healdsburg trip tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.