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California

Touring California is a fantastic way to experience the state’s diverse attractions and natural beauty. From the bustling cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles to the stunning coastline of Big Sur and the iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Hollywood, there is no shortage of sights to see. The state is also home to a number of national parks, including Yosemite, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley, offering opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, camp, and explore. Along the way, visitors can sample the state’s world-renowned cuisine, from farm-to-table restaurants in the wine country to the taco trucks of San Diego. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking scenery, a touring holiday in California is an adventure of a lifetime.

 

What you’ll love most about California

  • California Wine Country is home to some of the world’s best vineyards and wineries, especially in Napa and Sonoma counties
  • Located in Southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is a breathtaking desert landscape with unique rock formations and stunning vistas
  • Disneyland is the original Disney theme park, located in Anaheim, and a magical experience for visitors of all ages
  • Head to Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world, that offers visitors a chance to see movie studios, famous landmarks, and the iconic Hollywood sign
  • If you’re exploring California on a road trip, you’ll undoubtedly follow Highway 1, a scenic coastal drive along the Pacific Ocean, with breathtaking views and charming small towns along the way
  • Explore Yosemite National Park and you’ll discover a natural wonderland with stunning waterfalls, granite cliffs, and a diverse ecosystem, located in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Los Angeles’ weather patterns

Where to Book

  • Yosemite valley view in California

  • Julia Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

  • Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley - Visit California/David H Collier

  • Ladies shopping in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

  • Bixby Bridge on Highway 1, California

  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Visit California/Myles McGuinness

  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

  • Heisler Park, Laguna Beach in California

  • Malibu Beach, California at sunset

  • Cathedral Peak, Yosemite National Park

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 20℃
  • 21℃
  • 23℃
  • 24℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 23℃
  • 20℃
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  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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eShores specialises in tailor-made multi-centre holidays, seamlessly blending multiple destinations into one trip. Explore the beauty of Thailand, island-hop the Greek islands, or embark on an epic American road trip – anything is possible. With consultants averaging 15 years’ experience, your dream holiday is in expert hands, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure!

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Explore is a global adventure travel company with 40 years’ experience in providing exciting and authentic travel experiences. With over 350 trips in around 100 countries, Explore’s expertly crafted itineraries combined with award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and a commitment to responsible travel ensure unforgettable travel experiences in extraordinary destinations.

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