30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Pacific Grove
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
4
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Fortaleza

3
nights
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 the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at USS Midway Museum and Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, pick up some local products at Liberty Public Market, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary planning website .

Fortaleza, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Fortaleza to San Diego is minus 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fortaleza in June, with highs in San Diego at 26°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pacific Grove.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum ©
San Diego Model Railroad Museum

2
nights
Pacific Grove

Pacific Grove ©
Pacific Grove is a coastal city in Monterey County, California in the United States. On the 6th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pacific Grove vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Pacific Grove takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in June, with highs in Pacific Grove at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pacific Grove

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Monterey
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Alcatraz Islandfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Funston National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, explore and take pictures at Oracle Park, don't miss a visit to Coit Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour planner .

You can drive from Pacific Grove to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Goat Rock Beach
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Visit Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park for some beach relaxation. Head to Enderts Beach and Stout Grovefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott) and Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (in Crescent City). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Trinidad online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Trinidad. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Trinidad reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Crescent City, Redwood National Park, Redwood Highway, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. While traveling from Trinidad, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

7
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Amoeba Musicfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Hollywood Farmers' Market, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Zuma Beach, Dana Strands Beach, Treasure Island Beach
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The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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