6 days in California Itinerary

6 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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Crescent City
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
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Burney
— 1 day
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Mount Shasta
— 2 nights
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Shasta Lake
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Crescent City

— 1 night
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Rumiano Cheese Company, then look for all kinds of wild species at Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Point St George Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Crescent City trip itinerary planner.

Fort Bragg to Crescent City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in April, you will find days in Crescent City are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Mill Creek Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Kitchen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Devastated Area Interpretive Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Fantastic Lava Beds, then explore the activities along Juniper Lake, then explore the activities along Boiling Springs Lake, and finally stroll through Warner Valley Trailhead.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Crescent City to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Crescent City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lassen Volcanic National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Burney.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Burney

— 1 day
Burney is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. On the 13th (Tue), shop like a local with Large Junk Art Sculptures and then immerse yourself in nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Burney day trip planner.

Getting from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Burney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Burney

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Shasta

— 2 nights
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with McCloud Outdoors & Gear Exchange, identify plant and animal life at Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Mt. Shasta Nordic Center.

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Traveling by car from Burney to Mount Shasta takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Burney in April: high temperatures in Mount Shasta hover around 63°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Shasta Lake.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Shasta Lake

The City of Shasta Lake is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Shasta Lake and then explore the activities along Lake Shasta.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shasta Lake trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Shasta to Shasta Lake in an hour. In April, Shasta Lake is a bit warmer than Mount Shasta - with highs of 75°F and lows of 49°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shasta Lake

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.