29 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
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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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Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
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Moss Landing
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Mori Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Preserve (in Moss Beach). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Tule Elk Preserve and then take an exotic tour of Point Reyes Safaris.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Point Reyes National Seashore trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Point Reyes National Seashore. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Half Dome and McGurk Meadow. Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's still lots to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Point Reyes National Seashore to Yosemite National Park. In April, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Point Reyes National Seashore - with highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 17:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Giant Forest and General Grant Tree Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Big Baldy, surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears and La Jolla Cove. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego trip maker.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 3 nights

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Escape the urban bustle at Cottonwood Spring and Ryan Mountain. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, trek along Wall Street Mill, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Eureka Peak, and stroll through Lost Palms Oasis Trail.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park attractions planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Diego in April, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Moss Landing.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Moss Landing — 1 night

Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. On the 28th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, get a dose of the wild on Elkhorn Slough Safari, and then stroll through Moss Landing State Beach.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Moss Landing online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Moss Landing in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in April, with highs in Moss Landing at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cambria.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Cambria — 2 nights

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Vista Point, get advice or help at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and finally cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, then head outdoors with Stepladder Ranch & Creamery, and then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip tool.

Traveling by car from Moss Landing to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Moss Landing in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Visiting Santa Monica Mountains and Mulholland Drive will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to 26-Mile Bike Path (in Santa Monica), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, grab your bike and head to South Bay Bicycle Trail, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cambria to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Traveling from Cambria in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:

California travel guide

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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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