36 days in California Itinerary

36 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Borrego Springs
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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San Diego — 5 nights

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego online tour itinerary planner.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to San Diego is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Ulaanbaatar Standard Time (ULAT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in March, with highs in San Diego at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Borrego Springs.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Borrego Springs — 3 nights

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Borrego Springs: Joshua Tree National Park (Cottonwood Spring & Lost Palms Oasis Trail). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with California Overland Desert Excursions, take in breathtaking views at Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail, make a trip to Galleta Meadows, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Borrego Springs online travel route planner.

Drive from San Diego to Borrego Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Borrego Springs, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Borrego Springs to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, tram, and train. Traveling from Borrego Springs in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 7 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 17°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Napa — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen) and Jordan Vineyard & Winery (in Healdsburg). Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, do a tasting at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, and stop by Passaggio Wines.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Napa journey website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April: high temperatures in Napa hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery & Wine Tours & Tastings).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Point Reyes National Seashore itinerary planner.

You can drive from Napa to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Point Reyes National Seashore sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips

San Francisco — 6 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in San Francisco are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.