45 days in California Itinerary

45 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
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Healdsburg
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Tahoe City
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco — 6 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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, get great views at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Adelaide in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Point Reyes National Seashore — 2 nights

On the 19th (Wed), look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank and then steep yourself in history at Lachryma Montis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wittenberg and then take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Point Reyes National Seashore day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Point Reyes National Seashore when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Healdsburg.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Healdsburg — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena) and Calistoga (Sharpsteen Museum & Vincent Arroyo Winery). Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Wineries · Tours · Museums
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 8 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 Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Healdsburg in January, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are colder with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Tahoe City — 5 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tahoe City: Truckee (Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, get outside with SWA Watersports, hit the slopes at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, and see what you can catch with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tahoe City trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tahoe City are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Tahoe City to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Tahoe City in February; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
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Santa Barbara — 4 nights

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Barbara: 246 Wine & Brew Tours (in Lompoc), Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail (in Avila Beach) and Heritage House Museum (in Arroyo Grande). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in the exciting artwork at Santa Barbara Art Glass, take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and learn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara vacation planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path, Ocean Avenue, &more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.