29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Beverly Hills
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from South Lake Tahoe: Tahoe City (Stateline Lookout & Hellman-Ehrman Mansion), Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Olympic Valley (Five Lakes Creek Trailhead & Matt Heron Fly Fishing). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Wine Tours From Tahoe, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 28th (Wed), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Half Dome, stroll through Mariposa Grove, and hike along Four Mile Trail.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. June in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 4 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and Head underground at Crystal Cave.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In July, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Beverly Hills

— 2 nights
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Tongva Park, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, stroll around Greystone Mansion and Park, then walk around Will Rogers Memorial Park, and finally walk around Beverly Gardens Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Beverly Hills trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Beverly Hills takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Beverly Hills are cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, don't miss a visit to Anaheim Packing District, laugh and play at Downtown Disney District, and catch some excitement at Radiator Springs Racers.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Anaheim road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Beverly Hills to Anaheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Beverly Hills in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks

San Diego

— 5 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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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.