40 days in California Itinerary

40 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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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.
On the 24th (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 25th (Mon), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Four Mile Trail, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Moscow, Russia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Moscow to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Moscow, expect much hotter days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Napa

— 5 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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle, Prager Winery & Port Works, &more). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Judd's Hill MicroCrush and browse the exhibits of Hess Persson Estates.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October; daily highs in Napa reach 29°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 4 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Healdsburg is known for wineries, breweries & distilleries, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours and learn about winemaking at Ferrari-Carano Winery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder.

You can drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Trees Trail, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, with highs in San Diego at 26°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Santa Monica Farmers Market), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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.