21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Bergamot Station and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, pick up some local products at Hollywood Farmers' Market, and explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 Taft Point. There's lots more to do: trek along Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, 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 drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. 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 travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:

Carmel

— 1 night
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): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Carmel, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

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 Filbert Street Stairs are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through North Beach, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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 · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

St. Helena

— 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at VGS Chateau Potelle and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, &more). There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa and learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, 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 · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

San Diego

— 3 nights

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 in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Children's Pool and Mission Beach Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 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.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego holiday tool.

Fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. 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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.