California Itineraries

Explore more of California’s scenic coast, mountain terrain and lovely byways with weekend getaways and multiday road trips.

Start with these ideas for the most scenic byways in California or the cutest coastal towns in Northern California. Then get specific itineraries for various road trips including: SF to the north coast redwoods, SF to Yostemite, SF to Death Valley, SF to Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Coast Highway and Highway 395 in the Eastern Sierra.

Or do a shorter weekend getaway to: Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Santa Cruz, Big Sur, and Guerneville.

And if you want to head south, we’ve also got itineraries for one day in Death Valley, two days in Death Valley and one day in Joshua Tree.

Volcanic Scenic Byway in California: Lassen National Park. highway and mountains

20 Eyepopping Scenic Drives in California

Get road trip inspiration with these 20 ideas for the best scenic drives in California. Find 10 multi-day and 10 day trip ideas covering Northern and Southern California.