50 days in California Itinerary

50 days in California Itinerary

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50 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pescadero
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Diego
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Anaheim
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Malibu
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

9
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Limantour Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

9
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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

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. Relax by the water at Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Natural Bridges State Beach (in Santa Cruz), New Brighton State Beach (in Capitola) and Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel attractions site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pescadero.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Natural Bridges State Beach, Pfeiffer State Beach, Asilomar State Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Piedras Blancas
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
Pescadero

Pescadero ©
Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach and then kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pescadero trip planner .

Drive from Carmel to Pescadero in 2 hours. Traveling from Carmel in June, you will find days in Pescadero are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Pescadero

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach ©
Bean Hollow State Beach ©
Bean Hollow State Beach

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

Start your trip to St. Helena by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Pescadero to St. Helena in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Pescadero in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

8
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad--about 34 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, stroll through Black's Beach, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in June, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

8
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For shopping fun, head to Amoeba Music or The Grove. We've included these beaches for you: Will Rogers State Beach and Playa Del Rey Beach. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Los Angeles (Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Melrose Trading Post, & more). Have a day of magic on the 9th (Tue) at Disneyland Park. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Anaheim trip simple and quick.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Anaheim

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

6
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Relax by the water at Zuma Beach and Oxnard Beach Park. For shopping fun, head to Santa Monica Farmers Market or Third Street Promenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malibu: Santa Monica (26-Mile Bike Path, Santa Monica Place, & more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Nicholas Canyon Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Cove, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the majestic nature at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Malibu trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in July: highs in Malibu hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malibu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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