24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

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Calistoga
— 1 night
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Bridgeport
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
6
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
7
Cambria
— 2 nights
8
Carmel
— 4 nights

1
night
Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 31st (Sun), do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, thendo a tasting at Orin Swift Cellars, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Calistoga online day trip planner.

San Francisco to Calistoga is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings, Charles M. Schulz Museum
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, don't miss a visit to Tunnel Log, thencontemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer than Calistoga - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

2
nights
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Bridgeport Reservoir, see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Mono Lake Vista Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Travertine Hot Spring, get outside with Black Point Fissures, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lundy Lake.

Before you visit Bridgeport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Bridgeport with the Route module. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Bridgeport: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Black Point Fissures
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Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring
Black Point Fissures ©
Black Point Fissures
Mono Lake Vista Point ©
Mono Lake Vista Point

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Bridgeport to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Eureka Mine and Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Dante's View and Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains, and explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

5
nights
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Harbor. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: SAARLOOSons (in Los Olivos), Hans Christian Andersen Museum (in Solvang) and Pismo Beach (Monarch Butterfly Grove & Pismo Pier). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be a bit cooler, around °F, while days are colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pismo Beach, SAARLOOSons, Summerland Winery, Hans Christian Andersen Museum, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Summerland Winery ©
Summerland Winery
Salt Cave ©
Salt Cave

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge, stroll through Moonstone Beach, thentake a leisurely stroll along San Simeon Pier, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Rosa Catholic Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cambria trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in June: highs in Cambria hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Simeon
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge
Santa Rosa Catholic Church ©
Santa Rosa Catholic Church

4
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Discover out-of-the-way places like Carmel River State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. Popular historic sites such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and The Old Monterey Jail are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (McWay Falls & Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Carmel trip simple and quick.

Getting from Cambria to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cambria in June, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around °F, while days are cooler, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Pacific Grove
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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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