39 days in California Itinerary

39 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Bus:  6 h 45 min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Truckee
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Toronto

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego driving holiday website.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in San Diego at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
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: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in March, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 13°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 21:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

4
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock, get great views at Buck Rock Lookout, admire the verdant scenery at Mineral King Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Redwood Canyon Trail.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online visit planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are warmer (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Truckee.

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
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

4
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Truckee side-trips: Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area (in Tahoe City) and SWA Watersports (in Homewood). There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, hit the slopes at Tahoe Donner, and steep yourself in history at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Truckee online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Truckee takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in March: high temperatures in Truckee hover around 11°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Tahoe City, SWA Watersports, Pacific Crest Snowcats
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge ©
Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg), Sonoma (Sonoma Barracks, Sears Point Racing Experience, &more) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena online tour planner.

Drive from Truckee to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Truckee in March: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 22°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Rutherford, Alexander Valley Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Sears Point Racing Experience ©
Sears Point Racing Experience
Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

8
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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 10:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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