35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
3
Philo
— 3 nights
4
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
5
Eureka
— 3 nights
6
Klamath
— 3 nights
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
8
Carmel
— 3 nights
9
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
11
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
12
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Sat), take a stroll through Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Point Reyes National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
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.
Head to Mumm Napa and Trattore Farms and Wineryfor some retail therapy. Visit Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville) and Salt Point State Park (in Jenner). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Healdsburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Philo.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Geyserville, Jenner, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

3
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. We've included these beaches for you: Gualala Point Regional Park and Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. Step off the beaten path and head to B Bryan Preserve and Phillips Hill Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philo: Point Arena (Schooner Gulch State Beach & Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum), Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch) and Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Husch Vineyards.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Philo planning website.

Drive from Healdsburg to Philo in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Philo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Point Arena, Gualala Point Regional Park, Sea Ranch Chapel, Barra of Mendocino Winery
Highlights from your plan
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, admire the majestic nature at MacKerricher State Park, kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, then take in the pleasant sights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Van Damme State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally admire the majestic nature at Russian Gulch State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg trip planning tool.

Getting from Philo to Fort Bragg by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
MacKerricher State Park ©
MacKerricher State Park
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

3
nights
Eureka

Eureka ©
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. We've included these beaches for you: Black Sands Beach and Trinidad State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Patrick's Point State Park (in Trinidad), The Immortal Tree (in Redcrest) and Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery (in Miranda). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Camel Rock, grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Eureka day trip website.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Eureka in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect colder days and about the same nights in Eureka, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Klamath.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Clendenen's Cider Works, The Immortal Tree, Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery, Camel Rock
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

3
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Trees of Mystery and End of the Trail Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Redwood National Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Klamath: Point St George Park (in Crescent City) and Lady Bird Johnson Grove (in Orick). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Klamath online day trip planner.

Getting from Eureka to Klamath by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Orick, Crescent City, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park ©
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

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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 Bridalveil Fall. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. There's still lots to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Klamath in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Asilomar State Beach, view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery, and kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carmel online holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach, Sand Dollar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hearst Castle and Oso Libre. Visiting Friends of the Elephant Seal and Speed Boats Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: Morro Bay (Morro Rock, Fiona Bleu Gallery, &more), Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Artifacts Gallery) and San Simeon (William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach & Piedras Blancas). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Harmony Pottery Works and learn about winemaking at Derby Wine Estates.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paso Robles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect nights in Paso Robles to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Cambria, Speed Boats Tours, Harmony Pottery Works
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, steep yourself in history at Charcoal Kilns, then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Paso Robles to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paso Robles in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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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.
Visit General Sherman Tree and Manzanar National Historic Site for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Giant Forest and Kings Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Moro Rock Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, tour the pleasant surroundings at Willow Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains Visitor Center, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

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