37 days in California Itinerary

37 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 10 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Oak Canyon Nature Center) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, visit El Pueblo de Los Angeles, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Los Angeles is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 15 hours. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Lions, Tigers & Bears. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and explore the striking landscape at Point Loma.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, 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 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

South Lake Tahoe

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Tallac Historic Site and National Automobile Museum. Get some historical perspective at Vikingsholm and St Theresa Catholic Church. Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory in New Washoe City, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. In September in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.