40 days in California Itinerary

40 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary planner

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Beverly Hills
— 4 nights
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Anaheim
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sonoma
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Kids will enjoy Santa Monica Pier and Montana Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting Beverly Hills side-trips: Point Dume State Beach and Preserve (in Malibu) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at 26-Mile Bike Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, stop by Bergamot Station, and get curious at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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Doha, Qatar to Beverly Hills is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Doha to Beverly Hills due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Doha, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Beverly Hills, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Newport Beach (Balboa Island Museum & Historical Society & The Ben Carlson Memorial Statue). Pack the 28th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney District, let the kids burn off some steam at Tarzan's Treehouse, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, and catch some excitement at Space Mountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim online travel planner.

Drive from Beverly Hills to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:

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San Diego

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego route maker site.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:

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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.
Family-friendly places like Badger Pass Ski Area and El Capitan will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, and examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. In February, Yosemite National Park is colder than San Diego - with highs of 10°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kids will enjoy Tahoe Cross Country and Tahoe Donner. Change things up with these side-trips from Tahoe City: Truckee (Tahoe Donner Cross Country, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, play a few rounds at Old Brockway Golf Course, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Truckee River Bike Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tahoe City day trip site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Bring the kids along to Point Reyes Safaris and Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sonoma: Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (in St. Helena), Tule Elk Preserve (in Point Reyes National Seashore) and Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga). There's much more to do: trek along Jack London State Historic Park, steep yourself in history at Lachryma Montis, see the interesting displays at California Missions Museum at Cline Cellars, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sonoma tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Tahoe City to Sonoma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Tahoe City in February, expect nights in Sonoma to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 20:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get curious at Exploratorium, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sonoma in February since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.