43 days in California Itinerary

43 days in California Itinerary

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43 days in California Itinerary

Umea
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 14 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Oakville
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Umea

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

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Umea, Sweden to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Umea to Los Angeles. In May, Los Angeles is much warmer than Umea - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

15
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Encinitas (Moonlight Beach & Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage), Carlsbad (Carlsbad State Beach & LEGOLAND California) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Temecula). Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego route 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. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Carlsbad, Wine Tours & Tastings, Coronado Beach, Niederfrank's Ice Cream
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

2
days
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 10th (Sun), cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. Keep things going the next day: cruise along 17-Mile Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel planner

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carmel, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bixby Bridge, 17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
The Cheese Shop
The Cheese Shop

6
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

3
days
Oakville

Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Oakville: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oakville trip itinerary builder

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Oakville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Oakville dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, St. Helena, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

2
days
Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, experience rural life at Benziger Family Winery, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, then appreciate the views at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sonoma holiday planner

You can drive from Oakville to Sonoma in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

Tours Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Artesa Vineyards & Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Benziger Family Winery
Benziger Family Winery

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco visit planner

Traveling by car from Sonoma to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sonoma in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa
Union Square ©
Union Square

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