59 days in California Itinerary

59 days in California Itinerary

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59 days in California Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  26​h
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Healdsburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ukiah
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Arcata
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Paso Robles
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carmel
— 5 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  27​h
Bengaluru

8
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Public Market and Twin Peaks. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, take a stroll through The Castro, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to San Francisco is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to San Francisco, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Muir Woods National Monument
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Union Square ©
Union Square
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

8
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.
Kids will enjoy Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Big John's Market and Jimtown Store. Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Robert Mondavi Winery (in Oakville), St. Helena (Sherwin Family Vineyards, V. Sattui, & more) and Calistoga (Castello di Amorosa, Storybook Mountain Vineyards, & more). Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at BobDog Winery, kick back and relax at Bodega Head, look for gifts at Powell's Sweet Shoppe, and savor the flavors at The Wine Carriage.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Healdsburg dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Ukiah.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Geyserville, BobDog Winery, Fort Ross State Historic Park
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
BobDog Winery ©
BobDog Winery
V. Sattui ©
V. Sattui

6
days
Ukiah

Ukiah
Ukiah is the county seat and largest city of Mendocino County, California. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Navarro Vineyards & Winery and Barra of Mendocino. Do your shopping at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books and Olive Pit. Explore Ukiah's surroundings by going to Lucero Olive Oil (in Corning), Fort Bragg (Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens & Noyo Headlands Park) and Philo (Husch Vineyards & Winery, Goldeneye Winery, & more). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Brassfield Estate Winery and admire the verdant scenery at Anderson Valley.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ukiah trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Ukiah in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Ukiah are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Arcata.

Things to do in Ukiah

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Philo, Corning, Fort Bragg, Hopland, Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books
Highlights from your plan
Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Navarro Vineyards & Winery
Barra of Mendocino ©
Barra of Mendocino
Brassfield Estate Winery
Brassfield Estate Winery

6
days
Arcata

Arcata ©
Arcata, originally Union Town or Union, is a city adjacent to the Arcata Bay portion of Humboldt Bay in Humboldt County, California, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chapman's Gem & Mineral Shop & Museum and Trinidad Art Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Arcata Farmers' Market and Enderts Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Trinidad State Beach (in Trinidad), Briceland Vineyards Winery (in Redway) and Trees of Mystery (in Klamath). There's lots more to do: stop by Golden Gait Mercantile, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arcata trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ukiah to Arcata in 3 hours. Traveling from Ukiah in April, you will find days in Arcata are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Arcata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Orick, Trees of Mystery, Briceland Vineyards Winery, Golden Gait Mercantile
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Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Briceland Vineyards Winery ©
Briceland Vineyards Winery
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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.
Getty Center The Publications and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to The Grove and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Amoeba Music, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arcata to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Arcata in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

6
days
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
State Street and Old Mission Santa Barbara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Bart's Books and Global Gardensfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to The Good Life (in Solvang), Ventura (Ventura Harbor Village & VOM FASS Ventura) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, do a tasting at Koehler Winery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, and admire the natural beauty at Seaside Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Santa Barbara to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Olivos, Lompoc, Ventura, Bart's Books, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Bart's Books
Bart's Books
Carhartt Vineyard
Carhartt Vineyard
Koehler Winery
Koehler Winery

9
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at San Marcos Creek Vineyards & Winery and J Dusi Winery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Elephant Seal Rookery and Piedras Blancas. Venture out of the city with trips to Sebastian General Store (in San Simeon), Cambria (Moonstone Beach & Red Moose Cookie Company) and Morro Bay (Garden Gallery & Shell Shop Inc). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pasolivo Olive Oil, learn about winemaking at Sculpterra Winery, and look for gifts at Kiler Ridge Olive Farm.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santa Barbara in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Cambria, Templeton, Morro Bay, Alapay Cellars Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas
Piedras Blancas

5
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. Bring the kids along to Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach and Ocean Avenue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Parsonage Winery Tasting Room (in Carmel Valley) and Big Sur (Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, McWay Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from Paso Robles to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, A Taste of Monterey - Wine Market & Bistro, Parsonage Winery Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos State Reserve ©
Point Lobos State Reserve
Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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