45 days in California Itinerary

45 days in California Itinerary

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45 days in California Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Healdsburg
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Crescent City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Geneva

5
nights
San Diego

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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, stroll around La Jolla Cove, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip builder .

Geneva, Switzerland to San Diego is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Geneva to San Diego. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Geneva in May since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
AxeVentures ©
AxeVentures
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Mammoth Lakes. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Homewood (Eagle Rock Hiking Trail & SWA Watersports), Tahoe City (Truckee River Bike Trail & Gatekeeper's Museum) and Truckee (Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, Truckee River Legacy Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Co.

Plan my day in South Lake Tahoe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Truckee, Tahoe City, Homewood, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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 Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, & more) and Simraceway Performance Driving Center (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, indulge your taste buds at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa holiday website .

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Napa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Napa, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, Jack London State Historic Park, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip builder tool .

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Crescent City.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Patrick Amiot, Mendocino Coast
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Explore Crescent City's surroundings by going to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Trillium Falls Hike, & more) and Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Lady Bird Johnson Grove). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, trek along Stout Grove, and admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Crescent City online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Healdsburg to Crescent City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Crescent City, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Orick
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Crescent City to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Crescent City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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