37 days in California Itinerary

37 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour itinerary maker

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cambria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 6 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get great views at Twin Peaks, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vilnius to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Vilnius in April, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Napa

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Gracianna Winery), Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma) and St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more). Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Sonoma Plaza and learn about winemaking at Taylor Family Vineyards.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Napa itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Napa dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Half Dome, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, and admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. In April, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than Napa - with highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 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.
Take a break from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with a short trip to The Senate in Three Rivers, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, trek along General Grant Tree Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder site.

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 April, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cambria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Cambria

— 3 nights
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Step out of Cambria to go to San Simeon and see Hearst Castle, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, and kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cambria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Cambria hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey

— 3 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, and learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey planning tool.

Getting from Cambria to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Cambria in May, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.