40 days in California Itinerary

40 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— Few hours
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Oceanside
— Few hours
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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
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Encinitas
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Escondido
— Few hours
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Big Bear Lake
— 1 night
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Wofford Heights
— 1 night
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Kernville
— 1 night
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Three Rivers
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Fresno
— 8 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Lee Vining
— 8 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Stockton
— 4 nights
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Mill Valley
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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.
For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Prague, Czech Republic to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Prague in June, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Oceanside.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Oceanside

Oceanside
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oceanside online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Oceanside takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in Oceanside, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Carlsbad on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Oceanside

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
You've now added The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), walk around Poinsettia Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad attractions site.

Carlsbad is just a short distance from Oceanside. June in Carlsbad sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Encinitas.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch ©
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park ©
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

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Encinitas

Encinitas ©
Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California. You've now added San Diego Botanic Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then stroll through Moonlight State Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at San Diego Botanic Garden.

To plan Encinitas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Encinitas is just a short distance from Carlsbad. In June in Encinitas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Encinitas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
San Diego Botanic Garden ©
San Diego Botanic Garden

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Balboa Park, SeaWorld San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coronado Island. There's more to do: have fun at Petco Park and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Encinitas to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in San Diego sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Escondido.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Coronado Island ©
Coronado Island

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Escondido

Escondido
Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Escondido online trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Escondido takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll set off for Big Bear Lake on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Escondido

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Alpine Pedal Path, identify plant and animal life at Wolf Mountain Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Stanfield Marsh Wildlife and Waterfowl Preserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Swim Beach, get your game on at Gold Rush Mining Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castle Rock Trail 1W03, and finally perfect your strike at Bowling Barn.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Big Bear Lake trip planner.

Getting from Escondido to Big Bear Lake by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Escondido in June, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Big Bear Lake. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wofford Heights.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary ©
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge ©
Big Bear Alpine Zoo at Moonridge

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Wofford Heights

Wofford Heights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Isabella. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Isabella, then look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Kern River Preserve, and then explore the striking landscape at Hole in the Wall.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wofford Heights trip planner.

Drive from Big Bear Lake to Wofford Heights in 4 hours. While traveling from Big Bear Lake, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Wofford Heights, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Kernville.

Things to do in Wofford Heights

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Audubon Kern River Preserve, Hole in the Wall

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Kernville

Kernville
Kernville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Kern County, California, United States. On the 30th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Brush Creek.

Planning Kernville trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Kernville is very close to Wofford Heights. In June, daytime highs in Kernville are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Kernville

Nature · Parks

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Three Rivers

Three Rivers
Three Rivers is an unincorporated community in Tulare County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Senate and then steep yourself in history at The Presidente tree.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Three Rivers holiday planner.

You can drive from Kernville to Three Rivers in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Three Rivers when traveling from Kernville in June, with lows around 19°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Historic Sites

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Three Rivers to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Get outdoors at Mercey Hot Springs and Highway CA 198, California. Popular historic sites such as Forestiere Underground Gardens and Old Fresno Water Tower are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fresno: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (in Friant), Shaver Stable (in Shaver Lake) and Sierra Mono Museum (in North Fork). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hike along Blossom Trail, and take an in-depth tour of R.C. Baker Memorial Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fresno road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fresno can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Clovis, Hanford, Madera, Coalinga, Hensley Lake
Highlights from your plan
Hensley Lake ©
Hensley Lake
Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then hike along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

Take a bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. While traveling from Fresno, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Valley View ©
Valley View
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

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Lee Vining

Lee Vining ©
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Get in touch with nature at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Fern Lake Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hawthorne Ordnance Museum and Mono Basin Historical Society. Change things up with these side-trips from Lee Vining: Bridgeport (Bodie State Historic Park, Buckeye Hot Spring, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Rd, head outdoors with 20 Lakes Basin Loop, explore the activities along Thousand Island Lake, and stroll around Mono Lake County Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lee Vining journey maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for South Lake Tahoe on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

June Lake, Bridgeport, California, Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, Black Point Fissures
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Black Point Fissures ©
Black Point Fissures
June Mountain ©
June Mountain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and then stroll around Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe visit planning site.

Getting from Lee Vining to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stockton.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park ©
Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

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Stockton

Stockton ©
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Calaveras County Museum Complex and Children's Museum of Stockton. Take a break from the city and head to Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Palos Verdes Scenic Drive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockton: Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery (in Gold River), Roseville Utility Exploration Center (in Roseville) and Contra Loma Regional Park (in Antioch). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at Lucas Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cosumnes River Preserve, and find something for the whole family at Pixie Woods - Louis Park.

You can plan Stockton trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Stockton takes 3 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect Stockton to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mill Valley.

Things to do in Stockton

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Lucas Winery, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Scott Harvey Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pixie Woods - Louis Park ©
Pixie Woods - Louis Park
Cosumnes River Preserve ©
Cosumnes River Preserve
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park ©
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

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Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Golden Gate View Point, hike along Dipsea Trail, get engrossed in the history at Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, then kick back and relax at Bolinas Beach, and finally walk around Stinson Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mill Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stockton to Mill Valley takes 2 hours. In July, Mill Valley is a bit cooler than Stockton - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Bolinas Beach, Stinson Beach, Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Old Mill Park ©
Old Mill Park
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach
Bolinas Beach ©
Bolinas Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and then catch a live event at Oracle Park. On your second day here, get great views at Twin Peaks, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, then hike along Lands End, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Mill Valley to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mill Valley in July, plan for little chillier 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 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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