36 days in California Itinerary

36 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Diego
— 4 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
5
Orick
— 3 nights
6
Napa
— 4 nights
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights

4
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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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Mission Beach Park, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Cleveland to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Cleveland to San Diego due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

5
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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.
Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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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: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, hike along Big Stump Basin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Change things up with these side-trips from Orick: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park, California Coastal Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove, and stroll through Trillium Falls Hike.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orick journey tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Orick. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Orick: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Napa.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

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Napa

Napa ©
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.
Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Healdsburg (Alexander Valley Vineyards, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, &more). Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: walk around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Round Pond Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Napa trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orick to Napa. While traveling from Orick, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Napa, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Oakville, St. Helena, Rutherford, Sonoma Plaza
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

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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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, get great views at Twin Peaks, and stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from Napa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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