35 days in California Itinerary

35 days in California Itinerary

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35 days in California Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oakville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
San Diego
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Atlanta

8
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 24th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oakville travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Oakville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oakville, with lows of 46°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

7
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oakville in October: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 65°F and lows are around 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point

3
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. Carmel is known for nature, scenic drive, beaches, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve, stroll through Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and indulge your taste buds at The Wharf Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carmel travel itinerary 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 somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium

6
days
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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in November; daily highs in San Diego reach 72°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum

8
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

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