47 days in California Itinerary

47 days in California Itinerary

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47 days in California Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Crescent City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Truckee
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Ocean Park Library (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crescent City: Eureka (Hikshari Trail & Redwood Highway), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, Tall Trees Grove, & more) and Orick (Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy & Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Crescent City trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from San Diego to Crescent City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, Crescent City is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

7
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 nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planning app .

Fly from Crescent City to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Crescent City in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, and view the masterpieces at Patrick Amiot.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg online trip builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Healdsburg to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Safari West, Mendocino Coast, Patrick Amiot
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Napa: MacLaren (in Sonoma), Benziger Family Winery (in Glen Ellen) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Pride Mountain Vineyards, & more). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Woodhouse Chocolate, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Napa trip planner .

Drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Napa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

5
nights
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.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, beaches, outdoors, trails, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, and contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe travel route planner .

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Napa in September, things will get a bit cooler in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Inspiration Point Vista, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and SWA Watersports (in Homewood). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at West End Beach, trek along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee holiday builder .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September since evenings lows in Truckee dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, SWA Watersports, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Kings Beach State Recreation Area, West Coast Falconry
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
River Rafting & Tubing
Kings Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kings Beach State Recreation Area

6
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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