47 days in California Itinerary

47 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  14 h
1
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Lone Pine
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Carmel
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
8
Klamath
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: London

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Point Loma and Old Town Temecula. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coronado Beach and La Jolla Shores Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and take in the waterfront at Seaport Village.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder website.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Oceanside Pier, Coronado Beach, Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Artists Palette and Badwater Basin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Harmony Borax Works and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and get great views at Dante's View.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

5
nights
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Kings Canyon National Park and Grizzly Falls. Cerro Gordo Mines and General Sherman Tree will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lone Pine: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Moro Rock, Giant Forest, &more), Gus's Fresh Jerky (in Olancha) and Tulare Outlet Center (in Tulare). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills and examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lone Pine trip planning website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lone Pine, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, Gus's Fresh Jerky, Tulare Outlet Center, Cerro Gordo Mines
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

6
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get in touch with nature at Tioga Pass and Hot Creek. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mammoth Mountain and Bodie State Historic Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Mono Lake County Park (in Lee Vining) and Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Falls, Yosemite, Tunnel View, &more). There's more to do: explore the activities along Wild Willy's Hot Springs and get your game on at Mammoth Adventure Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Mammoth Lakes takes 2 hours. Traveling from Lone Pine in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mammoth Lakes: highs are around 33°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
Hot Creek ©
Hot Creek

6
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Camarillo Premium Outlets and Ostrich Land. We've included these beaches for you: Goleta Beach and Surf Beach. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), The Woolworth Building (in Oxnard) and The Depot Antique Mall and Wine Pub (in Los Alamos). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara Harbor, take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get reinvigorated at Salt Cave.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mammoth Lakes to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pismo Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, The Woolworth Building, Goleta Beach, The Depot Antique Mall and Wine Pub
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Ostrich Land ©
Ostrich Land

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Blancas and Moonstone Beach Dr. Step out of the city life by going to Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and Moonstone Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, look for gifts at Linn's Original Farmstore, and browse for treasures at Rich Man Poor Man Antiques.

Planning San Simeon trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in July, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail ©
Pacific Valley Bluff Trail

4
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Wyland Gallery Carmel. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Doud Arcade and Coast Gallery Big Sur. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carmel holiday planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

4
nights
Klamath

Klamath ©
Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and Luffenholtz Beach County Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trees of Mystery and Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Klamath side-trips: Crescent City (Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, &more), Trinidad Harbor (in Trinidad) and Ma-le'l Dunes Cooperative Management Area (in Arcata). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Redwood Highway, snap pictures at Douglas Memorial Bridge - Historical Memorial, and stroll through Wilson Creek Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Klamath travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carmel to Klamath. When traveling from Carmel in August, plan for little chillier days in Klamath, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crescent City, Trinidad, Redwood Highway, Ma-le'l Dunes Cooperative Management Area, Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse ©
Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery. Do some cultural sightseeing at VJB Cellars and Mumm Napa. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery (in Sebastopol) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Point Reyes Lighthouse, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and wander the streets of Bay Street.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath to San Francisco. Traveling from Klamath in August, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Napa, California State Railroad Museum, VJB Cellars, Point Reyes Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Francis Ford Coppola Winery ©
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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