16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

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

2
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Plan my day in Los Angeles using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Nicholas Canyon Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Taft Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, stroll through Panorama Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect warmer with lows of 13°C in Carmel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

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

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at von Strasser Family of Wines, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip planning site .

Drive from Carmel to Healdsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach, von Strasser Family of Wines
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Shop till you drop at Exploratorium and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Healdsburg, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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