8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Temecula
Drive:  7​h
1
Vallecito
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Mountain Ranch
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Pine Grove
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Shasta Lake
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Temecula

1
night
Vallecito

Vallecito ©
Vallecito is a census-designated place in Calaveras County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercer Caverns as well as Moaning Cavern.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Vallecito online route planner .

Temecula to Vallecito is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. August in Vallecito sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mountain Ranch.

Things to do in Vallecito

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mercer Caverns
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Moaning Caverns ©
Moaning Caverns
Mercer Caverns ©
Mercer Caverns

1
night
Mountain Ranch

Mountain Ranch ©
Mountain Ranch is a census-designated place in Calaveras County, California, United States. You've now added California Cavern, State Historic Landmark to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): Head underground at California Cavern, State Historic Landmark.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mountain Ranch online day trip planner .

Getting from Vallecito to Mountain Ranch by car takes about an hour. August in Mountain Ranch sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Pine Grove.

Things to do in Mountain Ranch

Nature Parks
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night
Pine Grove

Pine Grove ©
Black Chasm Cavern has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park and then Head underground at Black Chasm Cavern.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pine Grove trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mountain Ranch to Pine Grove in an hour. Traveling from Mountain Ranch in August, you will find days in Pine Grove are slightly colder (86°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Pine Grove

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town Auburn, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sutter St., and then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Pine Grove to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Pine Grove in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Sacramento, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Old Town Auburn, Sutter St.
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2
nights
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake ©
The City of Shasta Lake is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Shasta Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Shasta Caverns, and then admire the engineering at Shasta Dam.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shasta Lake itinerary maker site .

Drive from Sacramento to Shasta Lake in 3 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in August, you will find days in Shasta Lake are somewhat warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shasta Lake

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park, Shasta Dam, Lake Shasta Caverns
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Lake Shasta Caverns ©
Lake Shasta Caverns
Shasta Lake ©
Shasta Lake

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