10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary builder

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Sacramento
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vacaville
Drive
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Fairfield
Drive
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Napa
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Old Sacramento Waterfront has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sacramento route maker site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sacramento. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
Highlights from your trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Cascade Falls Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, then admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip builder site.

Drive from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in August: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 81°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vacaville.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Vacaville

Vacaville is a city located in Solano County in Northern California. To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vacaville road trip planning app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Vacaville in 2.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, expect Vacaville to be a bit warmer, temps between 93°F and 60°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Fairfield.

Things to do in Vacaville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Fairfield

Fairfield is a city in, and the county seat of, Solano County, California, in the North Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fairfield trip itinerary planning tool.

Fairfield is very close to Vacaville. When traveling from Vacaville in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fairfield: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 58°F at night. You will leave for Napa on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Fairfield

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Napa

— 1 night

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Napa trip itinerary maker site.

Napa is just a stone's throw from Fairfield. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fairfield in August: highs in Napa hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): trek along Lands End, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Napa in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Guerneville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Guerneville

— 1 night
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Ace It Bike Tours, admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Highlands, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Goat Rock Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Russian River.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guerneville trip builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Guerneville in 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Guerneville, with highs around 82°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Guerneville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!, catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers, then experience the excitement of Soarin' Around The World, and finally catch some excitement at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wedge, hike along Bluff Top Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at 1,000 Steps Beach, then stroll through Victoria Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Salt Creek Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim travel planning website.

Explore your travel options from Guerneville to Anaheim with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guerneville in August since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Coronado Beach, head off the coast to Coronado Island, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Mar City Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonlight State Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

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You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.