31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Miller Knox Regional Shoreline
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma). It doesn't end there: soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides and learn about winemaking at Charles Krug Winery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in St. Helena are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Sonoma, Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, Hendry Ranch Wines
Highlights from your plan
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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: Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood) and Tahoe City (Hellman-Ehrman Mansion & Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Tahoe Photographic Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at Sierra Athletic Club.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planning tool.

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in September, expect South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Wine Tours From Tahoe, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Photographic Tours ©
Tahoe Photographic Tours
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks ©
Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, hike along Panoramic Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much hotter, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carruth Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, stroll around Beverly Gardens Park, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum, Beverly Gardens Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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