51 days in California Itinerary

51 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Diego
— 6 nights
2
Anaheim
— 6 nights
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
4
Orick
— 3 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 9 nights
6
Truckee
— 5 nights
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 6 nights
8
Sonoma
— 3 nights
9
San Francisco
— 7 nights

6
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip website.

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in San Diego are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

6
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney, catch some excitement at Toy Story Midway Mania!, and let little ones run wild at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim trip site.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Anaheim hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks
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Radiator Springs Racers ©
Radiator Springs Racers
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

5
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Congress Trail and Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, stroll through Big Stump Basin, admire all the interesting features of Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Anaheim to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Anaheim in June, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

3
nights
Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Bring the kids along to Redwood National Park and Lady Bird Johnson Grove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orick: Wilson Creek Beach (in Klamath) and Redwood National Park (California Coastal Trail & Tall Trees Grove). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, trek along Trillium Falls Hike, and admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orick day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Orick. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Orick: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Orick

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Wilson Creek Beach
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Tall Trees Grove ©
Tall Trees Grove
California Coastal Trail ©
California Coastal Trail

9
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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, stroll through Lembert Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Valley View.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orick in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Bring the kids along to Eagle Rock Hiking Trail and Stateline Lookout. Change things up with these side-trips from Truckee: Five Lakes Creek Trailhead (in Olympic Valley) and Tahoe City - South/North Trailheads (in Tahoe City). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Tompkins Memorial Trail, grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, let little ones run wild at Commons Beach Park, and glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Truckee trip maker app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Truckee, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Five Lakes Creek Trailhead, Eagle Rock Hiking Trail
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead ©
Five Lakes Creek Trailhead

6
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Rubicon Trail and Emerald Bay State Park. Go for a jaunt from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoma to see Meeks Bay Beach about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Magic Carpet Golf, enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach, hike along Mt. Tallac Trail, and relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sonoma.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Meeks Bay Beach, Emerald Bay State Park
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:
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Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Magic Carpet Golf ©
Magic Carpet Golf

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.
Family-friendly places like Sonoma Coast State Beach and Mission San Francisco Solano will thrill your kids. Explore Sonoma's surroundings by going to B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Plaza, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sonoma route planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sonoma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or fly. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, Sonoma is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Petaluma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park ©
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site.

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 July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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