39 days in California Itinerary

39 days in California Itinerary

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39 days in California Itinerary

Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h
Adelaide

8
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, & more). Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

7
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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, try out the rides at SeaWorld San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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. On the 15th (Thu), meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then stroll through Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve, then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in March, things will get little chillier in Carmel: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©

7
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 18th (Sun), 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 Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and make a trip to Valley View.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel route planning site .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 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 March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Sonoma (Mission San Francisco Solano, Sonoma Plaza, & more). Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Safari West and learn about winemaking at thumbprint cellars tasting room.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Healdsburg travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, expect Healdsburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sonoma, Petaluma Seed Bank, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Mission San Francisco Solano ©
Mission San Francisco Solano

7
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Crissy Field, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in San Francisco. On the 5th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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