44 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Drive to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Hayward
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Hayward
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Santa Cruz
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San Francisco
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Napa
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Truckee
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Hayward
— 9 nights
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Hayward — 6 nights

Hayward is a city located in Alameda County, California in the East Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Escape the urban bustle at Iron Horse Trail and Stevens Creek Trail. The Haggin Museum and Van Ruiten Family Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hayward's surroundings by going to Rancho San Antonio County Park (in Cupertino), Klinker Brick Winery (in Lodi) and Palo Alto (The Stanford Dish, Baylands Nature Preserve - City of Palo Alto, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Blackhawk Museum, play a few rounds at TPC Stonebrae Country Club, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lone Tree Cemetery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hayward Japanese Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hayward road trip planning website.

Guarulhos, Brazil to Hayward is an approximately 22-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Guarulhos to Hayward, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Guarulhos in February, things will get cooler in Hayward: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 1 night

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, then kick back and relax at Seabright State Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Cruz route planner.

Traveling by car from Hayward to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. March in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Beach (in Muir Beach), Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach) and Half Moon Bay (Miramar Beach, Dunes Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and visit The Embarcadero.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Napa.
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Napa

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa online day trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in March since evenings lows in Napa dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Truckee.
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Truckee — 1 night

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Napa to Truckee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Truckee is slightly colder than Napa - with highs of 11°C and lows of -5°C. You'll set off for South Lake Tahoe on the 11th (Sat).
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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.
Get outdoors at Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kiva Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Lakeside Beach and Pope Beach. There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, gear up at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and relax and rejuvenate at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Yosemite Cemetery.

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You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, try to win big at The Mirage, and don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas with the Route module. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Las Vegas at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxnard Beach Park, then see some colorful creatures with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, and finally stop by Fox Fine Jewelry. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica Bay and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Runyon Canyon Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path, Santa Monica Farmers Market, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, steep yourself in history at Greystone Mansion and Park, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, and admire all the interesting features of Mulholland Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 29th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anaheim road trip app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. March in Anaheim sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, then view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego online holiday planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Anaheim in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hayward.
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Hayward — 9 nights

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Stanford Shopping Center and Pleasanton Farmers' Market. Take a break from the city and head to Pedego Electric Bikes Livermore and Mount Diablo State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hayward side-trips: Hiller Aviation Museum (in San Carlos), Stanford University (in Palo Alto) and Computer History Museum (in Mountain View). Explore Hayward further: identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, trek along Shell Ridge Open Space, tee off at The Course at Wente Vineyards, and walk around Coyote Hills Regional Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hayward route maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Hayward. Traveling from San Diego in March, Hayward is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

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Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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