50 days in California Itinerary

50 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route maker

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Palm Springs
— 4 nights
2
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
6
Redding
— 4 nights
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
8
Monterey
— 3 nights
9
Paso Robles
— 5 nights
10
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
11
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

4
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Palm Springs Air Museum. Explore Palm Springs' surroundings by going to Ryan Mountain (in Joshua Tree National Park), Slot Canyon (in Borrego Springs) and Twentynine Palms (Love Signs & Old Schoolhouse Museum).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip builder app.

Rome, Italy to Palm Springs is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Rome to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in March, expect nights in Palm Springs to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are much warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Twentynine Palms, Ryan Mountain, Sam Cobb Farms
Highlights from your plan
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dante's View and Zabriskie Point. The adventure continues: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, and take in breathtaking views at Echo Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park journey planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or take a bus. In March, Death Valley National Park is little chillier than Palm Springs - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

5
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mammoth Mountain and Mono Lake County Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Little Lakes Valley Trail (in Bishop), Mono Basin Historical Society (in Lee Vining) and California Route 36 (in Red Bluff). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at June Lake Brewing, fly down the slopes at June Mountain, and explore the striking landscape at Minaret Vista.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lee Vining, June Lake, Little Lakes Valley Trail, California Route 36
Highlights from your plan
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center ©
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain
June Mountain ©
June Mountain

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Venture out of the city with trips to Sonora Pass (in Dardanelle) and Columns of the Giants (in Pinecrest). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder tool.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonora Pass, Columns of the Giants
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alabama Hills and Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead. Explore Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Lone Pine (Museum of Western Film History, Horseshoe Meadow Trail, &more). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Inyo National Forest, and hike along John Muir Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redding.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lone Pine, California
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Buck Rock Lookout ©
Buck Rock Lookout

4
nights
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Step off the beaten path and head to Sundial Bridge and Hat Creek Rim Overlook. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Redding: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Fantastic Lava Beds, Cinder Cone, &more) and Mount Shasta (Castle Lake, Mt. Shasta Nordic Center, &more). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Clover Creek Preserve Trail and admire the sheer force of McCloud Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Redding trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Redding takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Redding sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mount Shasta, McCloud Falls, Hat Creek Rim Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Cinder Cone ©
Cinder Cone
Mt. Shasta Nordic Center ©
Mt. Shasta Nordic Center
Hat Creek Rim Overlook ©
Hat Creek Rim Overlook

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Francisco Bay and de Young Museum. There's much more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Redding to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Redding, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Lobos and Monterey Bay. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, stop by Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In April in Monterey, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

5
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friends of the Elephant Seal and Hearst Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Cambria (Bluff Trail, The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, &more). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at McPrice Myers Winery, and walk around City Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paso Robles trip maker tool.

You can drive from Monterey to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Monterey in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Paso Robles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Cambria, San Simeon, Speed Boats Tours, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House (in Santa Ynez), Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church (in Los Olivos) and Solvang (Bethania Lutheran Church & Sunny Fields Park). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, see the interesting displays at Reagan Ranch Center, and do a tasting at Riverbench Vineyard & Winery.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Solvang, Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

4
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). Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

Similar plans

9 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: March, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 20 days in California & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in California BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 22 days in California BY A USER FROM ROMANIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans