29 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Tahoe City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
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San Diego — 4 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.
Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online holiday builder.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, cruise along Mulholland Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 4 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, hike along Congress Trail, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.
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Tahoe City — 4 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Tahoe City is known for adventure, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, stroll through Commons Beach Park, and hike along Stateline Lookout.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City day trip tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Tahoe City dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 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 sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tahoe City to San Francisco by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tahoe City in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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