31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Huntsville
Fly:  8​h
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Thousand Oaks
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Newport Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Stinson Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Myers Flat
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Marysville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Los Osos
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Huntsville

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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.
You've added Topanga State Park, Universal CityWalk Hollywood, Downtown Disney, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, then explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and finally discover the magic at Downtown Disney. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Huntsville to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in June, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 79°F and lows about 62°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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Santa Monica, Downtown Disney
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk
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Santa Monica Pier
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Topanga State Park

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 105°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dial Jones Tennis Academy as well as Santa Monica Mountains. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, and then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Monica takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, you will find days in Santa Monica are colder (73°F), and nights are slightly colder (61°F). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Thousand Oaks.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Two Rodeo Drive
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Dial Jones Tennis Academy ©
Dial Jones Tennis Academy

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Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks ©
Thousand Oaks is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wildwood Regional Park. On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Wildwood Regional Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thousand Oaks vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Thousand Oaks in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Thousand Oaks can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Malibu.

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#Parks
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Wildwood Regional Park ©
Wildwood Regional Park

2
days
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach as well as Paradise Cove. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Cove, admire the majestic nature at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, and then kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Paramount Ranch, examine the collection at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu route planner .

Malibu is just a short distance from Santa Monica. June in Malibu sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Paramount Ranch
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Paramount Ranch
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach ©
Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach

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days
Newport Beach

City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna Beach as well as The Wedge. On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Laguna Beach, kick back and relax at The Wedge, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Irvine Spectrum Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Newport Beach trip maker site .

You can drive from Malibu to Newport Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, tram, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and tram. In June, daytime highs in Newport Beach are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Newport Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Dolphin & Whale Watching, Irvine Spectrum Center, Laguna Beach
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Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach
The Wedge ©
The Wedge

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mission Beach Park, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Windansea Beach, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools, see Pacific Surf School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coronado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, and finally stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego online road trip planner .

Getting from Newport Beach to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Coronado Beach
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
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La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lands End, The Bugster Experience, Filbert Steps, and other attractions. On the 15th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take a stroll through The Castro, head outdoors with The Bugster Experience, then trek along Lands End, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online attractions planner .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, San Francisco is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stinson Beach.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach
Stinson Beach is a census-designated place in Marin County, California, on the west coast of the United States. For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Stinson Beach trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Stinson Beach takes an hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Stinson Beach to be a bit cooler, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. On the 18th (Mon), you're off toFort Bragg.

Things to do in Stinson Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries
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2
days
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. You've now added Glass Beach to your itinerary. On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Point Cabrillo Light Station and then identify plant and animal life at Jug Handle State Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip builder tool .

Getting from Stinson Beach to Fort Bragg by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Stinson Beach in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Myers Flat.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

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Mendocino
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Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Point Cabrillo Light Station ©
Point Cabrillo Light Station

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Myers Flat

Myers Flat ©
Myers Flat is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avenue of the Giants. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): do a tasting at Briceland Vineyards.

Plan trip to Myers Flat with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Myers Flat takes 2.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in Myers Flat hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marysville.

Things to do in Myers Flat

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors

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Avenue of the Giants
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Avenue of the Giants ©
Avenue of the Giants

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Marysville

Marysville ©
Marysville is the county seat of Yuba County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West Coast Falconry.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marysville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Marysville takes 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marysville: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 59°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Marysville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Grass Valley
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Empire Mine State Historic Park ©
Empire Mine State Historic Park
Lazy Dog Chocolateria ©
Lazy Dog Chocolateria

2
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Moro Rock has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Manzanar National Historic Site.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marysville to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Marysville in June, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Manzanar National Historic Site
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General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Seal Rookery. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Mission San Miguel Arcangel and then stop by Sebastian General Store.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip tool .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are much colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Beaches

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Mission San Miguel Arcangel
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Mission San Miguel Arcangel ©
Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. You've now added Central Coast Kayaks to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, then add some adventure to your tour with Central Coast Kayaks, and then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Moonstone Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Pismo Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Simeon in June, expect nights in Pismo Beach to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 75°F. You'll set off for Los Osos on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Pismo Beach

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trips

Hearst Castle, Moonstone Beach, San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Central Coast Kayaks ©
Central Coast Kayaks
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Los Osos

Los Osos ©
Los Osos is an Unincorporated community and a census-designated place located along the Pacific coast of San Luis Obispo County, California. You've now added Montana de Oro State Park to your itinerary. On the 29th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Elfin Forest Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Brown Butter Cookie Company.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Osos travel itinerary planner.

Los Osos is very close to Pismo Beach. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Osos

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Brown Butter Cookie Company
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Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Brown Butter Cookie Company ©
Brown Butter Cookie Company

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