47 days in California Itinerary

47 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Truckee
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Palm Desert
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

Cape Town, South Africa to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to San Francisco, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in March, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
Healdsburg

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: Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, identify plant and animal life at Safari West, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg day trip app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Healdsburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars & Pride Mountain Vineyards) and Sears Point Racing Experience (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Oxbow Public Market, stroll through Sonoma Plaza, and do a tasting at Inglenook.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Napa tour builder.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Napa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Tahoe Maritime Museum (in Homewood). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, tour the pleasant surroundings at Truckee Bike Park, snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, and hit the slopes at Tahoe Donner.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Truckee vacation tool.

You can drive from Napa to Truckee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Napa in March; daily highs in Truckee reach 11°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Lake Tahoe: Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (in Tahoe City). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Adventure Mountain, indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company, and gear up at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals.

Start your trip to South Lake Tahoe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point, Badger Pass Ski Area, &more).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes online trip maker.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

6
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take in nature's colorful creations at The Japanese Garden, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip builder.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, Los Angeles is much hotter than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert ©
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palm Desert: Joshua Tree National Park (Wonderland of Rocks, Lost Palms Oasis Trail, &more). It doesn't end there: stroll around Michael S Wolfson Park and experience rural life at Sam Cobb Farms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palm Desert day trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Desert in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Palm Desert hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wonderland of Rocks ©
Wonderland of Rocks
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip maker website.

You can drive from Palm Desert to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Palm Desert in April: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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