11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Bernardino
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: San Bernardino

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 a sense of the local culture at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Pier. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Third Street Promenade, & more). Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner .

San Bernardino to Los Angeles is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Bernardino in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Head to Mumm Napa and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, indulge your taste buds at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, and explore and take pictures at Jack London State Historic Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a St. Helena vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Los Angeles to St. Helena by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in St. Helena. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Glen Ellen, Rutherford, Oakville, Bell Wine Cellars, Schramsberg Vineyards
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and Golden Gate Bridge. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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