10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to Los Angeles, Bus to Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fresno
— 2 nights
Fly

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Santa Barbara — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip maker app.

New York City to Santa Barbara is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be somewhat warmer, around 43°F, while days are warmer, around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Morro Bay.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Morro Bay — 1 night

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): grab your bike and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Morro Bay holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Morro Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Morro Bay, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Side Trips

Carmel — 1 night

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. For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Morro Bay in February, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. February in San Francisco sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 48°F, while nights are colder with lows around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fresno.
Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Fresno — 2 nights

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Legion of Valor Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blossom Trail, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company.

Plan trip to Fresno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Fresno in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: highs in Fresno hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 44°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Wed).
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.