53 days in California Itinerary

53 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Sonoma
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Palm Springs
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Berkeley to see Lawrence Hall of Science about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Diego to San Francisco is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in February; daily highs in San Francisco reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Explore Sonoma's surroundings by going to Inglenook (in Rutherford), Napa (Jarvis Estate, Paraduxx Winery, &more) and St. Helena (Woodhouse Chocolate, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Sears Point Racing Experience, do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, walk around Sonoma Plaza, and don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sonoma using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sonoma when traveling from San Francisco in February, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
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To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online travel route planner.

Drive from Sonoma to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In February, South Lake Tahoe is little chillier than Sonoma - with highs of 47°F and lows of 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. In February, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. When in Truckee, make a side trip to see Tahoe Maritime Museum in Homewood, approximately Homewood away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with HeliTahoe, play a few rounds at Kings Beach Miniature Golf, go for a walk through Truckee River Legacy Trail, and fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Truckee by bus takes about 5.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Truckee can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
HeliTahoe ©
HeliTahoe
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and explore the fascinating landscape at The Huntington Desert Garden.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Truckee to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Los Angeles is warmer than Truckee - with highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation ©
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Explore Palm Springs' surroundings by going to Joshua Tree National Park (Lost Palms Oasis Trail, 49 Palms Canyon Trail, &more).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs journey builder tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in March, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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