11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 1 night
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Diego online trip builder.

Nashville to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nashville to San Diego. While traveling from Nashville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, stop by UCLA Store, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tolerance.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
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 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, thenmake a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Carmel to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Nature

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

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 30th (Sun), do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, thendo a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena attractions planner.

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in June: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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