9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel planner
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Barstow
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Drive to Ontario International Airport, Fly to Reno Tahoe International Airport, Drive to Lassen Volcanic National Park
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 1 night
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Alturas
— 1 night
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Klamath
— 2 nights
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Drive to Jack Mc Namara Field Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Sausalito
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Sausalito
— 1 night
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Morro Bay
— 2 nights
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Barstow
— 1 night
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Barstow

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Calico Ghost Town and then get a new perspective on nature at Mojave River Valley Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Barstow trip planner.

Los Angeles to Barstow is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Barstow hover around 103°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park — 1 night

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
On the 6th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lassen Peak and then explore the striking landscape at Bumpass Hell.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Lassen Volcanic National Park day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barstow to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barstow in August: high temperatures in Lassen Volcanic National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alturas.
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Nature · Parks

Alturas — 1 night

Alturas is a city in and the county seat of Modoc County, California, United States. On the 7th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Modoc National Wildlife Refuge and then examine the collection at Modoc County Historical Society.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alturas online route planner.

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Alturas in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in August: high temperatures in Alturas hover around 89°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Klamath.
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Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Klamath — 2 nights

Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Trees of Mystery, admire all the interesting features of Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and then admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Klamath holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Alturas to Klamath takes 6 hours. When traveling from Alturas in August, plan for much colder days in Klamath, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Sausalito.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Sausalito — 1 night

Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument and then take some stellar pictures from Vista Point.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sausalito trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Klamath to Sausalito. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Klamath in August, with highs in Sausalito at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Morro Bay.
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Nature · Parks
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Morro Bay — 2 nights

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Morro Bay trip builder app.

You can fly from Sausalito to Morro Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Sausalito, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Morro Bay, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barstow.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Barstow — 1 night

On the 13th (Sat), revel in the low prices at Outlets at Barstow and then make a trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barstow online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Barstow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Barstow, ranging from highs of 103°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.
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