31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route builder

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 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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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site.

Cleveland to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cleveland in August, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip maker tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in St. Helena hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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: River Rafting & Tubing (in Tahoe City) and Eagle Rock Hiking Trail (in Homewood). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning app.

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Helena in August, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in South Lake Tahoe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

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.
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, trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood Canyon Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 95°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Los Angeles

— 5 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: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and catch a movie at California Science Center.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip site.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 31:

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.