11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Los Angeles
Drive
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

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.
To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour builder site.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to Los Angeles is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 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.
For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Transportation · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Francisco Bay and Muir Woods National Monument. There's lots more to do: trek along Lands End, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey holiday planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Fresno

— 1 night
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Johns Cathedral of Fresno, stroll through Blossom Trail, and then look for gifts at Simonian Farms.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fresno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in July, you will find days in Fresno are much warmer (44°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Fresno

Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by The Last Bookstore, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through 26-Mile Bike Path.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Fresno to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fresno in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

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.