47 days in California Itinerary

47 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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St. Helena
— 6 nights
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Truckee
— 6 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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San Diego
— 7 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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning website.

Salt Lake City to San Francisco is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 59°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:

St. Helena

— 6 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Spas (in Napa), Sonoma (Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Mission San Francisco Solano, &more) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, admire the landmark architecture of Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, admire the natural beauty at Round Pond Estate, and stop by Dean & DeLuca.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Truckee.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:

Truckee

— 6 nights
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: SWA Watersports (in Homewood) and West Coast Falconry (in Marysville). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country, get engrossed in the history at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, and take in the waterfront activity at North Tahoe Marina.

Make your Truckee itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from St. Helena to Truckee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from St. Helena in January, expect nights in Truckee to be much colder, around 16°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:

South Lake Tahoe

— 5 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, fly down the slopes at Adventure Mountain, soothe aching muscles at Sierra Athletic Club, and walk around Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Yosemite National Park

— 8 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, and get engrossed in the history at Parsons Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In February in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 18°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 14:

Los Angeles

— 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign & Ocean Avenue) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and catch a movie at California Science Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 71°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 21:

San Diego

— 7 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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego road trip website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in February, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 28:

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.