47 days in California Itinerary

47 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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Orick
— 3 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Truckee
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Truckee
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Russian River, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Tall Trees Grove, Redwood National Park, &more). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon, stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, and admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orick online travel route planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Orick in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Healdsburg in June, plan for cooler days in Orick, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Truckee

— 4 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City), West Coast Falconry (in Marysville) and Homewood (Eagle Rock Hiking Trail & SWA Watersports). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail, go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail, walk around Kings Beach State Recreation Area, and kick back and relax at West End Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Truckee travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to Truckee. While traveling from Orick, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 5 nights
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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rubicon Trail, immerse yourself in nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, identify plant and animal life at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe holiday maker site.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along North Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation builder site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 5 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Congress Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

San Diego

— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and LEGOLAND California (in Carlsbad). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are much colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.