10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly + subway + train:  15​h
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cambria
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
London

1
day
Sacramento

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento vacation trip planner.

London, UK to Sacramento is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight, subway, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from London in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Aerospace Museum of California
Highlights from your plan
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Aerospace Museum of California
Old City Cemetery

2
days
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.
On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaylor Lake, and then hike along Lembert Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): hike along Merced Grove, then examine the collection at Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, and then try to win big at Black Oak Casino Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sacramento in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -8°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Black Oak Casino Resort
Highlights from your plan
Gaylor Lake
Lembert Dome
Olmsted Point

2
days
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 22nd (Wed), play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, don't miss a visit to Lovers Point, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and then get engrossed in the history at Carmel Mission.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel custom trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Lovers Point

2
days
Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): do a tasting at Castoro Cellars, learn about winemaking at Sculpterra Winery, see the interesting displays at Estrella Warbird Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Miguel Arcangel, and finally do a tasting at Opolo Vineyards. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Natural History, then identify plant and animal life at Morro Bay National Estuary, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cambria sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Mission San Miguel Arcangel, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Morro Bay National Estuary
Sculpterra Winery
Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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