22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  17​h
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
St. Helena
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Ho Chi Minh City

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of SoMa, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary maker

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
days
St. Helena

The city of St.
On the 8th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Inglenook, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planning tool

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

7
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and have fun and explore at Travel Town Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip website

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in December, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
days
San Diego

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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. Kids will enjoy Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. There's lots more to do: stroll through San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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