36 days in California Itinerary

36 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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St. Helena
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Trinidad
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco. In June, San Francisco is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Get some cultural insight at Inglenook and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Do your shopping at Mumm Napa and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Glen Ellen (Benziger Family Winery & Jack London State Historic Park) and Kenwood (B. Wise Vineyards & VJB Cellars). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, wander the wide-open spaces of Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, stop by Woodhouse Chocolate, and see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena holiday planner.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kiva Beach and Baldwin Beach. Get in touch with nature at Meeks Bay Beach and Lakeside Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in June: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 29°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee and then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Truckee trip builder website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Truckee, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Truckee
Historic Downtown Truckee

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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.
Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, trek along Mariposa Grove, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route builder tool.

You can take a bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel online route builder.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. And it doesn't end there: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Head to Montana Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Enderts Beach and Camel Rock. Step out of the city life by going to Redwood National Park and Trillium Falls Hike. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Trinidad Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Trinidad with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Trinidad at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

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