11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oakhurst
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive
5
Visalia
— 1 night
Drive
6
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive
7
Burbank
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Muir Woods National Monument, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then walk around Golden Gate Park, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation maker app.

Indianapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Indianapolis in July: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. 17-Mile Drive has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Monterey are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will leave for Oakhurst on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Oakhurst

— 2 nights

Gateway to Yosemite

Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Half Dome, Vernal Fall, El Capitan, and other attractions you added. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oakhurst driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Oakhurst in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Monterey, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Oakhurst, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Fresno

— 1 night
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moro Rock Trail, Giant Forest, General Sherman Tree, and other attractions.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno travel route builder.

You can drive from Oakhurst to Fresno in an hour. Traveling from Oakhurst in July, Fresno is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Visalia.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Visalia

— 1 night
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. To find where to stay and tourist information, read Visalia trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Fresno to Visalia takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Visalia are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Los Angeles

— 1 day

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Brea Tar Pits and Museum as well as Griffith Observatory. On the 16th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory and then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Visalia to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Visalia in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (83°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Burbank.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Burbank

— 1 night

Media Capital of the World

Just a short drive from Hollywood and home to several entertainment companies, Burbank is saturated with connections to the media.
For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Burbank itinerary planning website.

Burbank is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Burbank

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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.