53 days in California Itinerary

53 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 7 nights
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Beverly Hills
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Sonoma
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and California Wolf Center (in Julian). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Balboa Park, admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. In February in San Diego, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Newport Beach (Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society & The Ben Carlson Memorial Statue). Have a day of magic on the 15th (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at Red Lantern Escape Rooms, catch some excitement at It's a Small World, let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and take an unforgettable tour with OC Helicopters.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip builder.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Anaheim are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

6
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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Monica Pier and South Bay Bicycle Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Beverly Hills: Pasadena (Norton Simon Museum & The Gamble House), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and The Getty Villa (in Malibu). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Montana Avenue, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, and stroll around Tongva Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Beverly Hills holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Beverly Hills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Anaheim in February, you will find days in Beverly Hills are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium ©
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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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.
Kids will enjoy Emerald Bay State Park and Jobs Peak. Take a break from South Lake Tahoe with a short trip to Rock-N-Water Christian Camps in Lotus, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adventure Mountain, and walk around Bijou Community Park - Disc Golf.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online travel planner.

Getting from Beverly Hills to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Beverly Hills in February, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are a bit cooler (47°F), and nights are much colder (22°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Adventure Mountain ©
Adventure Mountain
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Bring the kids along to Tahoe Cross Country and HeliTahoe. Explore Truckee's surroundings by going to Homewood (Homewood Mountain Resort, Tahoe Maritime Museum, &more) and Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area (in Tahoe City). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner, tee off at Kings Beach Miniature Golf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, and take in the pleasant sights at Truckee River Legacy Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee route planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
HeliTahoe ©
HeliTahoe
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Kings Beach Miniature Golf ©
Kings Beach Miniature Golf

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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.
Attractions like Badger Pass Ski Area and Half Dome make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Truckee to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 23°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sonoma.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sears Point Racing Experience and Sonoma Plaza. Get out of town with these interesting Sonoma side-trips: Point Reyes Station (Food & Farm Tours & Point Reyes Safaris) and Calistoga (Sharpsteen Museum & Calistoga Balloons). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Ellis Creek Water Plant and Wetlands, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, and take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sonoma day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Sonoma takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Sonoma at 64°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Sonoma in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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