21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
6
San Diego
— 3 nights

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Bergamot Station and Two Rodeo Drive. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel route tool.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary maker site.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for much hotter nights in Carmel, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip site.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and VGS Chateau Potelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Alexander Valley Vineyards). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa and do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helena online road trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Rutherford, Oakville
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Mission Beach Park and Black's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, stroll through Children's Pool, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helena to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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