50 days in California Itinerary

50 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Orick
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Orick
— 3 nights
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Napa
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Napa
— 5 nights
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Tahoe City
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 7 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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stop by The Castro.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder.

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In August, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orick.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Orick

— 3 nights
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, explore the stunning scenery at Fern Canyon, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, and immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orick attractions tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Orick. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Orick at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Napa

— 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), Chateau St. Jean (in Kenwood) and St. Helena (Beringer Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, admire the majestic nature at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Napa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orick to Napa. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orick in August: highs in Napa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahoe City

— 5 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Venture out of the city with trips to Truckee (Donner Lake Watersports & Marina, West End Beach, &more). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Falls Trail, and trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tahoe City road trip website.

You can fly from Napa to Tahoe City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Napa in September; daily highs in Tahoe City reach 26°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 9 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 16th (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Half Dome, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey tool.

You can drive from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. In September in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: Trail of 100 Giants (in Porterville) and The Senate (in Three Rivers). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, hike along Congress Trail, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 6 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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, explore the activities along Cabrillo Tide Pools, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

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You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.