58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Monterey
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Monterey
— 5 nights
Fly
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South Lake Tahoe
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Monterey — 5 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planning tool.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Monterey is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Monterey, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly to South Lake Tahoe.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

South Lake Tahoe — 5 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.
Explore South Lake Tahoe's surroundings by going to Tahoe City (Hellman-Ehrman Mansion & Stateline Lookout) and Olympic Valley (Matt Heron Fly Fishing & Five Lakes Creek Trailhead). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jobs Peak, kick back and relax at Pope Beach, and awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Monterey to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in South Lake Tahoe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Yosemite National Park — 9 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.
On the 9th (Sun), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Half Dome, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and hike along Lembert Dome.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park tour planning site.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 13:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 6 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.
Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Three Rivers and see The Presidente tree, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, stroll through Congress Trail, and trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Ocean Avenue (in Santa Monica), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
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Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

San Diego — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Encinitas (Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens & Solterra Winery). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Healdsburg.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:

Healdsburg — 6 nights

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma) and Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg visit site.

You can fly from San Diego to Healdsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in October, Healdsburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:

Napa — 5 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: walk around Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Napa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Napa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 7 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: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip app.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Napa in November, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:

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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