53 days in California Itinerary

53 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 6 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 7 nights
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
5
Truckee
— 5 nights
6
Napa
— 5 nights
7
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
8
San Francisco
— 8 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route builder site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Valley View, Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, &more).

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Valley View ©
Valley View

6
nights
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.
When in South Lake Tahoe, make a side trip to see Eagle Rock Hiking Trail in Homewood, approximately Homewood away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jobs Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St Theresa Catholic Church, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, and take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Alpine Falls.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online route planner.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Jobs Peak ©
Jobs Peak
Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals ©

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: West Coast Falconry (in Marysville), Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Homewood (Tahoe Maritime Museum & SWA Watersports). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail, learn about winemaking at Truckee River Winery, and walk around Truckee Bike Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Truckee itinerary maker website.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Truckee, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Homewood, Truckee River Bike Trail, West Coast Falconry, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Concours d'Elegance Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
KidZone Museum ©
KidZone Museum

5
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Sears Point Racing Experience (in Sonoma), Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen) and St. Helena (Modus Operandi Cellars, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and steep yourself in history at Lachryma Montis.

Plan a Napa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Truckee to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Truckee in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Napa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Sonoma, St. Helena, Chateau St. Jean, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

6
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino) and Point Reyes Hiking Trails (in Point Reyes National Seashore). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, admire the majestic nature at Fort Ross State Historic Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa, Guerneville, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Patrick Amiot
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip app.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Healdsburg in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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