17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

San Francisco
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 8 nights
San Francisco

2
days
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Ferrari-Carano Winery, then do a tasting at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at VJB Cellars, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Head.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg online sightseeing planner .

San Francisco to Healdsburg is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Healdsburg, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Head, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, VJB Cellars
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Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Ferrari-Carano Winery ©
Ferrari-Carano Winery
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

2
days
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Helena trip planner .

You can drive from Healdsburg to St. Helena in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in St. Helena can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Sonoma Valley, Mumm Napa
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Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trek along Point Lobos State Reserve, kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and then make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, and then take a stroll through Old Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Carmel online travel planner .

Drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

2
days
Yosemite National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Golf
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Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

9
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Montara State Beach (in Montara), Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Marina District, and stroll through Baker Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco route maker site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Montara State Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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