10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Cloverdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego visit planner .

Philadelphia to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In April, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F. You will leave for Malibu on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at The Getty Villa and then kick back and relax at Zuma Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Malibu online travel route planner .

Drive from San Diego to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, then stroll through Avila Main Beach, and then look for gifts at The Shell Shop.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Malibu to San Luis Obispo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Malibu in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Luis Obispo, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Laetitia Vineyard and Winery, Avila Main Beach, The Shell Shop
Highlights from your plan
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery ©
Laetitia Vineyard and Winery
The Shell Shop ©
The Shell Shop

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, do a tasting at J Dusi Winery, do a tasting at Peachy Canyon Winery, do a tasting at Turley Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Oso Libre, and finally do a tasting at McPrice Myers Winery. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, stroll through Moonstone Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing.

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

Traveling by car from San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Luis Obispo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paso Robles, with highs around 78°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Templeton, Cambria, Hearst Ranch Winery
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Turley Cellars ©
Turley Cellars
Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery ©
Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Paso Robles in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Gallery by the Sea Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Gallery by the Sea Carmel ©
Gallery by the Sea Carmel

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in May, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cloverdale.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

1
night
Cloverdale

Cloverdale ©
Cloverdale is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): do a tasting at Virginia Dare Winery, then learn about winemaking at Mercury Wine, then stop by deLorimier Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at The Meeker Vineyard Tasting Room.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cloverdale day trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Cloverdale. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: high temperatures in Cloverdale hover around 76°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cloverdale

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Geyserville, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Mercury Wine ©
Mercury Wine
Frick Winery ©
Frick Winery

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cloverdale to San Francisco takes 2 hours. When traveling from Cloverdale in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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