21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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

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 Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Market. 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: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Bergamot Station, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. 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
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 where to stay, photos, ratings, 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
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 maps, photos, other places to visit, 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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
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: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, 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 do a combination of bus and flight; 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

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Battery Spencer
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at VGS Chateau Potelle and Modus Operandi Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, &more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Helena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in St. Helena, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Rutherford, Oakville
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VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, explore the galleries of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego holiday tool.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Helena in November: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can 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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