35 days in California Itinerary

35 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, wander the streets of Union Square, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -13.5 hour difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, then learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours, and then make a trip to Healdsburg Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then learn about winemaking at Williamson Wines Tasting Room.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg journey planner.

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 July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Napa

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Safari West. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Oakville Grocery and then see the top attractions with Laces and Limos.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for little chillier days in Napa, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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 out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Truckee) and Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, experience rural life at Tahoe Trout Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and trek along Rubicon Trail.

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Drive from Napa to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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 29th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. July in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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.