19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Calistoga
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— Few hours
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Strawberry Hill. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Recife, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from Recife, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 9th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sterling Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Calistoga journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, Calistoga is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Sterling Vineyards ©
Sterling Vineyards
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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Sacramento

Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sacramento vacation maker website.

You can drive from Calistoga to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sacramento are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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 12th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally shop like a local with State Street Underpass.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip planning website.

Getting from Carmel to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in April: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors · Beaches · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The Getty Center and Hollyhock House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip site.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Appreciate the collections at San Diego Air & Space Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and take a leisurely stroll along Embarcadero.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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