38 days in California Itinerary

38 days in California Itinerary

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38 days in California Itinerary

Kharkiv
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  26​h
Kharkiv

9
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.
The Last Bookstore has been added to your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Santa Monica Farmers Market or The Grove. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Mountains, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, enjoy some music at Third Street Promenade, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Kharkiv, Ukraine to Los Angeles is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In October, Los Angeles is much warmer than Kharkiv - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Little Italy Mercato. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Pack the 24th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by The Cheese Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Carmel travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Diego to Carmel by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Carmel at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve
Cannery Row
The Cheese Shop

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 21°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point

2
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. On the 4th (Sat), stop by Wine Country Chocolates, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui, and then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Seed Bank, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oakville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Oakville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in Oakville are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Seed Bank, Safari West, Oxbow Public Market, Wine Country Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
Safari West
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Oxbow Public Market

8
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

You can drive from Oakville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Oakville in November, with lows around 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf

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