27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Helsinki
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Helsinki

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Helsinki, Finland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Helsinki to San Francisco. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

5
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.
Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip site .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park

5
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.
On the 27th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oakville: Seed Bank (in Petaluma), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma). There's still lots to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oakville road trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Oakville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Oakville: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, Seed Bank, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Mission San Francisco Solano ©
Mission San Francisco Solano

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