12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
St. Helena
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Doha

1
day
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then indulge your taste buds at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, and finally stop by Woodhouse Chocolate.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to St. Helena is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Doha to St. Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in June, expect St. Helena to be colder, temps between 33°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Inglenook, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Union Square, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get outdoors at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Craft & Folk Art Museumfor some retail therapy. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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