12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
Napa
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles planning app.

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newark to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, make a trip to General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 27th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, do a tasting at Robert Biale Vineyards, thensoar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa route maker tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Napa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Napa hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Balloon Rides

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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