15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Birmingham
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
Birmingham

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Grace Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, take a stroll through Chinatown, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Birmingham, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company in Bear Valley--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Lembert Dome, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

2
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oakville vacation planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Oakville in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Oakville when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Schramsberg Vineyards, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

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