44 days in California Itinerary

44 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California sightseeing planner
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Tahoe City
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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Napa
— 5 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 8 nights
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San Diego — 6 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego journey planning site.

Entebbe, Uganda to San Diego is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Entebbe to San Diego, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Entebbe in January, things will get slightly colder in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 7 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path, Annenberg Community Beach House, &more). Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tahoe City.
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Tahoe City — 6 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Truckee (Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, Tahoe Donner Cross Country, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, head outdoors with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, fly down the slopes at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tahoe City tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Tahoe City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Tahoe City hover around 5°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll through Yosemite Valley Biking, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and take an in-depth tour of Parsons Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Napa.
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Napa — 5 nights

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 (Modus Operandi Cellars & Beringer Vineyards), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Alexander Valley Vineyards). Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, explore the world behind art at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Napa online vacation planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Napa in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Point Reyes National Seashore — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Ferrari-Carano Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard, &more) and Adubon Canyon Ranch (in Stinson Beach).

Make your Point Reyes National Seashore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Napa to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 8 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday site.

You can drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in February, with lows around 10°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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