38 days in California Itinerary

38 days in California Itinerary

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38 days in California Itinerary

Start: Poznan
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h
End: Poznan

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at Melrose Trading Post and The Grove. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue). Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner.

Poznan, Poland to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Poznan to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Poznan in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

6
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Venture out of the city with trips to West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Healdsburg (Stephen & Walker Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, & more). Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 34°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, West Coast Falconry
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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. We've included these beaches for you: Point Lobos and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Step out of Carmel to go to Moss Landing and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

7
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

2
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Meeks Bay Beach and El Dorado Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach and kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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