3 days in California Itinerary

3 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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Felton
— 1 night
Drive

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Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the world behind art at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder tool.

Fresno to Santa Cruz is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fresno in July, expect nights in Santa Cruz to be little chillier, around 55°F, while days are cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Felton.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Felton

— 1 night
Felton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Hermon Adventures. On the 26th (Mon), whizz through the canopy at Mount Hermon Adventures and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Felton vacation planning site.

Felton is just a stone's throw from Santa Cruz. In July, daytime highs in Felton are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Felton

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side 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.