13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oakville
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, visit Marina District, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in November, you will find days in San Francisco are much warmer (20°C), and nights are a bit warmer (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Oakville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Oakville

— 1 night
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Inglenook.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oakville trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Oakville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oakville, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Oakville

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 18th (Sat), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oakville to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or fly. Traveling from Oakville in November, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Shopping

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mission Beach Park and Black's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Wed), wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.