33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 2 nights
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Healdsburg
— 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
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planning tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Orick

— 2 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, and then hike along California Coastal Trail.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orick visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Orick. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Orick to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Healdsburg

— 3 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg holiday website.

Traveling by car from Orick to Healdsburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Orick in July, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting South Lake Tahoe side-trips: Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood), Tahoe City (Hellman-Ehrman Mansion & Commons Beach Park) and Olympic Valley (Five Lakes Creek Trailhead & Matt Heron Fly Fishing). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tompkins Memorial Trail, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, and trek along Rubicon Trail.

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Drive from Healdsburg to South Lake Tahoe in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Healdsburg in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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 13th (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to 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

— 3 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.
Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Three Rivers and see The Senate, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and hike along Congress Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 43°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Annie's Canyon Trail (in Solana Beach) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego journey planning tool.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

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: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, and take in nature's colorful creations at Will Rogers Memorial Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.