10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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10 days in California Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Dana Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, then stop by Oakville Grocery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Petrified Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California, learn about winemaking at Chateau Montelena, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Calistoga trip itinerary website .

Atlanta to Calistoga is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get little chillier in Calistoga: highs are around 84°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville Grocery, Mumm Napa
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Calistoga to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Calistoga in July, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): shop like a local with South Coast Plaza, stroll through Newport Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center, then steep yourself in history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Civic Center Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Laguna Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dana Point.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Newport Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center, South Coast Plaza, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

2
nights
Dana Point

Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. On the 8th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Doheny State Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, then kick back and relax at Dana Strands Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Dana Point Harbor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dana Point trip itinerary planner.

Dana Point is just a stone's throw from Laguna Beach. In July, daytime highs in Dana Point are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Old Town Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Doheny State Beach ©
Doheny State Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

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Drive from Dana Point to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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