21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Truckee
— 2 nights
4
Sonoma
— 3 nights
5
San Francisco
— 6 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
7
San Diego
— 1 night

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): cruise along Artists Dr, thenget great views at Dante's View, and then steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, thentake an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Riverside to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riverside in June; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, thenvisit Historic Downtown Truckee, and finally take in the views from Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Northstar California and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Truckee trip planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Truckee dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Sand Harbor
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Historic Downtown Truckee
Historic Downtown Truckee

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then admire the verdant scenery at Sonoma Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sonoma trip site.

Drive from Truckee to Sonoma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Truckee in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sonoma, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Napa, V. Sattui Winery
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at Exploratorium, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planning website.

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. When traveling from Sonoma in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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