39 days in California Itinerary

39 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
3
Truckee
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
Carmel
— 4 nights
6
Cambria
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
8
Palm Springs
— 10 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Ferry Building Marketplace. Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley (in Yountville) and Sebastopol Center for the Arts (in Sebastopol). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and shop like a local with Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online visit planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dammam in February; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kelley House Museum, view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, thenstop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Ananse Village, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Guest House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Triangle Tattoo and Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Jug Handle State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg driving holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Fort Bragg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fort Bragg, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Highlight Gallery ©
Highlight Gallery
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Kelley House Museum ©
Kelley House Museum

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plumas County Museum and Tahoe Donner Cross Country. Shop till you drop at Fine Eye Gallery and Baiocchi Tasting Room. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Kentucky Mine Museum (in Sierra City), Indian Valley Museum (in Taylorsville) and Chateau Davell (in Camino). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Eagle Ridge Snowmobile Outfitters, see the interesting displays at Golden Drift Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and learn about winemaking at Saluti Cellars.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Truckee trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Truckee in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fort Bragg in March, things will get a bit cooler in Truckee: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Winter Sports Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sutter Creek, Kentucky Mine Museum, Saluti Cellars, Indian Valley Museum, Golden Drift Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Plumas County Museum ©
Plumas County Museum
Indian Valley Museum ©
Indian Valley Museum

4
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.
Visiting Badger Pass Ski Area and Yosemite Museum Gallery will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Mono Basin Historical Society (in Lee Vining) and Bridgeport (Bodie State Historic Park & Mono County Museum). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery.

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You can take a bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. March in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bridgeport, Mono Basin Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

4
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery and Weston Gallery. Head to Carmel Art Association and Wyland Gallery Carmelfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Big Sur (Coast Gallery Big Sur & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, stop by The Cheese Shop, and take a stroll through Ocean Avenue.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Carmel trip maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by bus takes about 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

3
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
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). You'll get in some beach time at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Escape the urban bustle at Friends of the Elephant Seal and Morro Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cambria: Hearst Castle (in San Simeon), Jack Creek Celllars (in Templeton) and Sweet Springs Nature Preserve (in Los Osos). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cambria Nursery and Florist, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, shop like a local with Artifacts Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in March: highs in Cambria hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Jack Creek Celllars, Sweet Springs Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petersen Automotive Museum and Montana Avenue. Explore hidden gems such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Annenberg Space for Photography. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tolerance, and shop like a local with Hammer Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cambria to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Cambria in March, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

10
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palm Springs Air Museum and El Paseo Shopping District. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Indian Canyons and Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Palm Springs side-trips: Palm Desert (Heather James Fine Art & CODA Gallery), Landers (Integratron & The Dream Wanderer) and Borrego Springs (Borrego Art Institute, Hellhole Canyon Trail, &more).

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip itinerary app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in Palm Springs hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Palm Desert, Twentynine Palms, Landers, Wonderland of Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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