25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

Manama, Bahrain to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Manama in August, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tahoe City.
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Tahoe City — 2 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): hike along Eagle Falls Trail, admire the majestic nature at D.L. Bliss State Park, and then trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tompkins Memorial Trail, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then hike along Five Lakes Creek Trailhead.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tahoe City trip itinerary site.

Fly from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Tahoe City to be cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Sequoia Sightseeing Tours and Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Boyden Cavern, hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to San Diego.
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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.
Attractions like SeaWorld San Diego and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Solana Beach to see Annie's Canyon Trail about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Diego, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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