35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

35 days in California & Las Vegas Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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Philo
— 3 nights
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Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
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Eureka
— 3 nights
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Klamath
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Paso Robles
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
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 Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) 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 fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Philo

— 3 nights
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. We've included these beaches for you: Gualala Point Regional Park and Schooner Gulch State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to B Bryan Preserve and Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philo: Sea Ranch Chapel (in The Sea Ranch), Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum (in Point Arena) and Barra of Mendocino Winery (in Redwood Valley). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Husch Vineyards.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philo day trip site.

Getting from Healdsburg to Philo by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Philo, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Bragg

— 2 nights
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 · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Eureka

— 3 nights
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 Black Sands Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Trinidad State Beach and Camel Rock. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott), Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery (in Miranda) and The Immortal Tree (in Redcrest). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the majestic nature at Patrick's Point State Park, grab your bike and head to Hikshari Trail, and take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Eureka online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Eureka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in August: highs in Eureka hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Klamath.

Things to do in Eureka

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Klamath

— 3 nights
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 · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.
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 Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Klamath to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Klamath in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Carmel

— 3 nights
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. We've included these beaches for you: Carmel River State Beach and Sand Dollar Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Go for a jaunt from Carmel to Big Sur to see Pfeiffer State Beach about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Venture Gallery, and kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel online visit planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Paso Robles

— 3 nights

Paso

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 Harmony Pottery Works. Visiting Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Morro Rock will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: Morro Bay (Fiona Bleu Gallery & Morro Strand State Beach), Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Artifacts Gallery) and San Simeon (William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach & Piedras Blancas). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Oso Libre and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paso Robles trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: highs in Paso Robles hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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 Zumwalt Meadow Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
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 · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.