58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Eureka
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Eureka
— 4 nights
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Redding
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 4 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— 4 nights
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Fresno
— 4 nights
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Visalia
— 4 nights
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Bakersfield
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Long Beach
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Eureka

— 4 nights
Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Redwood Highway. Get outdoors at Trees of Mystery and Avenue of the Giants. Explore Eureka's surroundings by going to Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park), Wilson Creek Beach (in Klamath) and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy (in Orick). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Stout Grove and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Eureka trip itinerary builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Eureka is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Eureka, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Eureka sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Redding.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Redding

— 2 nights
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brandy Creek Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethel Church and then snap pictures at Sundial Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Redding vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Eureka to Redding takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eureka in June, expect nights in Redding to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Redding

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sacramento

— 4 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Museum-lovers will get to explore California State Railroad Museum and California State Capitol Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Crocker Art Museum and West Coast Falconry. Go for a jaunt from Sacramento to Oroville to see Table Mountain about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront, get engrossed in the history at Sacramento History Museum, and trek along Stevens Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Redding to Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Redding in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Sacramento. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Santa Rosa

— 4 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safari West and Charles M. Schulz Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Graton Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Rosa: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: do a tasting at VJB Cellars and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Rosa trip builder app.

You can drive from Sacramento to Santa Rosa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, Santa Rosa is little chillier than Sacramento - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and Asian Art Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Lands End and Legion of Honor. There's much more to do: examine the collection at de Young Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Jose

— 4 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Winchester Mystery House. Get out of town with these interesting San Jose side-trips: Carmel River State Beach (in Carmel), Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove) and Natural Bridges State Beach (in Santa Cruz).

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Jose online travel planner.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Fresno.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fresno

— 4 nights
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Forestiere Underground Gardens and Old Fresno Water Tower. Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and Taft Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Fresno: Yosemite National Park (Nevada Falls Loop, Sentinel Dome, &more) and Pioneer Yosemite History Center (in Wawona).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from San Jose to Fresno in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Fresno is a bit warmer than San Jose - with highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Visalia.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Visalia

— 4 nights
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Get outdoors at Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at General Sherman Tree and Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Visalia: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Generals Hwy, Kings Canyon National Park, &more). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park and get some fabulous bargains at Tulare Outlet Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Visalia online attractions planner.

You can drive from Fresno to Visalia in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Bakersfield

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Audubon Kern River Preserve and Tule Elk Reserve State Natural Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at The Kern Valley Museum and Insect Lore's Bugseum. Get out of town with these interesting Bakersfield side-trips: Outlets at Tejon (in Arvin) and Silver City Ghost Town (in Bodfish).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield trip planner.

You can drive from Visalia to Bakersfield in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Visalia in July since evenings lows in Bakersfield dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Maria

— 4 nights
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hearst Castle and Presqu'ile Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Moonstone Beach Dr. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Maria: Visitor Center (in Solvang), Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon) and Harmony Pottery Works (in Harmony). It doesn't end there: stroll through Moonstone Beach and identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Santa Maria takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, expect nights in Santa Maria to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and The Broad. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

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

Getting from Santa Maria to Los Angeles by car takes about 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Maria in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Long Beach

— 1 night

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
On the 16th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bluff Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific, and then kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Long Beach trip planner.

Long Beach is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In July, daily temperatures in Long Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 4 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll get in some beach time at Newport Beach and Crystal Cove. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mission San Juan Capistrano and Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Palm Springs Art Museum (in Palm Springs). Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In July, daytime highs in Anaheim are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 7 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and La Jolla Shores Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad) and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take a stroll through Little Italy, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning site.

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.