50 days in California Itinerary

50 days in California Itinerary

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50 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Orick
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Pescadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  5​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning website .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 3rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Glass Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Big River, then stroll through Mendocino Coast, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pudding Creek Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Fort Bragg hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Big River ©
Big River
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

5
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Orick side-trips: Redwood National Park (Enderts Beach & California Coastal Trail), Crescent City (Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park Campground & Stout Grove) and Trinidad State Beach (in Trinidad). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. It doesn't end there: hike along Trillium Falls Hike and immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orick day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Orick takes 4 hours. Traveling from Fort Bragg in July, expect nights in Orick to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pescadero.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Trinidad, Crescent City
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trillium Falls Hike ©
Trillium Falls Hike
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach and then stroll through Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at San Gregorio State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Gray Whale Cove State Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pescadero trip itinerary builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orick to Pescadero. In July, Pescadero is somewhat warmer than Orick - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Pescadero

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach
Gray Whale Cove State Beach ©
Gray Whale Cove State Beach

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel travel planning site .

Getting from Pescadero to Carmel by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Pescadero in July, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Bishop (Laws Railroad Museum & Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest), Lone Pine (Alabama Hills & Museum of Western Film History) and Manzanar National Historic Site (in Independence). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip app .

You can drive from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bishop, Lone Pine, Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

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 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

8
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, & more). Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore and take pictures at Dodger Stadium, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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