32 days in California Itinerary

32 days in California Itinerary

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32 days in California Itinerary

London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Philo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Plymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Paso Robles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Los Olivos
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
London

2
days
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA, then do a tasting at Roederer Estate, and then learn about winemaking at Husch Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Toulouse Vineyards, then do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Philo trip planner .

London, UK to Philo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Philo is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in January: highs in Philo hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Philo

#Wineries, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA
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Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards
Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA ©
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Williamson Wines Tasting Room and BobDog Winery. Get some cultural insight at Brassfield Estate Winery and Stephen & Walker Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Sherwin Family Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Calistoga (Venge Vineyards, Castello di Amorosa, & more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Mazzocco Sonoma.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Philo to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. In January in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Plymouth.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Wineries, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geyserville, Calistoga, BobDog Winery, Sherwin Family Vineyards, Brassfield Estate Winery
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Williamson Wines Tasting Room ©
Williamson Wines Tasting Room
Brassfield Estate Winery ©
Brassfield Estate Winery

5
days
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Plymouth is a city in Amador County, California, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Windwalker Vineyards and Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards. Explore hidden gems such as Renwood Winery and Amador 360 Winery Collective. Change things up with these side-trips from Plymouth: California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Fair Play (Toogood Estate Winery & Perry Creek Vineyards) and Narrowgate Vineyards (in Placerville). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Iron Hub Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Plymouth travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Plymouth takes 3 hours. January in Plymouth sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Plymouth

#Wineries, #Museums

Side Trips

Fair Play, California State Railroad Museum, Narrowgate Vineyards, Drytown Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Windwalker Vineyards ©
Windwalker Vineyards
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards ©
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards
Renwood Winery ©
Renwood Winery

4
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point Pinos Lighthouse and Cannery Row. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Point Lobos State Reserve for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Coast Gallery Big Sur & New Camaldoli Hermitage) and Carmel Valley (Talbott Vineyards, Holman Ranch, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, steep yourself in history at Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories, pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, and stop by The Cheese Shop.

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Traveling by car from Plymouth to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Plymouth in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Carmel. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Carmel

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Monterey, Point Pinos Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

6
days
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedras Blancas and Piedras Blancas Light Station. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Antonio de Padua and Mission San Miguel Arcangel. Change things up with these side-trips from Paso Robles: Moonstone Beach (in Cambria) and Elephant Seal Rookery (in San Simeon). The adventure continues: do a tasting at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paso Robles trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paso Robles, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Olivos.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Wineries, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Templeton, Cambria, San Simeon, Mission San Antonio de Padua, Mission San Miguel Arcangel
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery ©
JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

3
days
Los Olivos

Los Olivos ©
Los Olivos is a census-designated place in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County, California. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Labyrinth at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church and Old Mission Santa Barbara. Get some cultural insight at Carhartt Vineyard and Stolpman Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Olivos: State Street (in Santa Barbara) and Babcock Winery & Vineyards (in Lompoc). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tercero Wines.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Olivos trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Los Olivos takes 1.5 hours. February in Los Olivos sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Olivos

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Sunstone Vineyards & Winery, Babcock Winery & Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Carhartt Vineyard ©
Carhartt Vineyard
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery ©
Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
Koehler Winery ©
Koehler Winery

4
days
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mosaic Canyon and Artists Dr. Harmony Borax Works and Charcoal Kilns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Trona Pinnacles in Trona (about 1h 40 min away). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater, and take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Olivos to Death Valley National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Los Olivos in February, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trona Pinnacles, Harmony Borax Works
Highlights from your plan
Mosaic Canyon ©
Mosaic Canyon
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Trona Pinnacles ©
Trona Pinnacles

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