11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  6​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Nashville

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), stroll through La Jolla Cove. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego itinerary builder site .

Nashville to San Diego is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in June: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 64°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
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Tolerance, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and look for gifts at UCLA Store.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Los Angeles vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Beaches

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), learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Helena trip planner .

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Mumm Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
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.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday maker website .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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