10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip maker

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Fly
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Simi Valley
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Tahoe City

— 2 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 16th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, see the interesting displays at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tahoe City online trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Tahoe City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect nights in Tahoe City to be much colder, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at North Dome, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Tahoe City in July, Yosemite National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 19th (Tue), hike along Partington Cove, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Simi Valley.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Simi Valley

The city of Simi Valley, in the eponymous valley, is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. On the 21st (Thu), get advice or help at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Simi Valley trip maker app.

Fly from Big Sur to Simi Valley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in July, you will find days in Simi Valley are much hotter (91°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Simi Valley

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Pacific Marine Mammal Center make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park, get in on the family fun at Knott's Berry Farm, try out the rides at Downtown Disney District, and catch some excitement at The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip website.

Traveling by car from Simi Valley to Anaheim takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Simi Valley in July, you will find days in Anaheim are little chillier (86°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

California travel guide

4.1
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.