11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Craft & Folk Art Museum. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In January, Los Angeles is slightly colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: highs in Carmel hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of SoMa, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning app .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. January in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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