16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18 h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey maker app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helena planner.

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in October, St. Helena is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary 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 October, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 25th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. October in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Carmel in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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