58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

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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 Avenue of the Giants. Get outdoors at Trees of Mystery and Redwood Highway. Explore Eureka's surroundings by going to Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy (in Orick), Redwood National Park (in Redwood National Park) and Wilson Creek Beach (in Klamath). 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 Crocker Art Museum. Explore hidden gems such as California State Capitol 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 · Outdoors

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 Castello di Amorosa and Charles M. Schulz Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Safari West and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Rosa: Napa (Judd's Hill MicroCrush & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum), Cast Wines (in Geyserville) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and stop by Graton Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Santa Rosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in June, expect Santa Rosa to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

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 Legion of Honor. Step off the beaten path and head to Lands End and Asian Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, examine the collection at de Young Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Rosa in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Carmel River State Beach and Natural Bridges State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pebble Beach Golf Links (in Pebble Beach) and Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Jose vacation planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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 Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Step out of the city life by going to Vernal Fall and Nevada Falls Loop. Change things up with these side-trips from Fresno: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Ansel Adams Gallery, &more). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Fresno Water Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fresno road trip site.

You can drive from San Jose to Fresno in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Jose in June, things will get a bit warmer in Fresno: highs are around 41°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can 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 Buck Owens' Crystal Palace. 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 · Wildlife · Parks · 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Maria: Harmony Pottery Works (in Harmony), Visitor Center (in Solvang) and Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon). It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Moonstone Beach Dr 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 Madame Tussauds Hollywood. 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: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and see the interesting displays at Hollywood Bowl Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Maria in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 Palm Springs Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Sunnylands Center & Gardens (in Rancho Mirage). 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 · Parks · Theme 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 Point Loma. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs), Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, take a stroll through Little Italy, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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.