13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  11​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Sacramento
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pleasanton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Taipei

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning site .

Taipei, Taiwan to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Taipei to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Taipei in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping

4
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arden Fair, William Land Park, Folsom Premium Outlets, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sacramento road trip app .

Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Sacramento. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Sacramento

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Folsom
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Arden Fair ©
Arden Fair
Folsom Premium Outlets ©
Folsom Premium Outlets
William Land Park ©
William Land Park

2
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chanslor Ranch as well as Castello di Amorosa.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa tour planning website .

You can drive from Sacramento to Santa Rosa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Rosa are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pleasanton.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Chanslor Ranch
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Chanslor Ranch ©
Chanslor Ranch
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
nights
Pleasanton

Pleasanton ©
Pleasanton is a city in Alameda County, California, incorporated in 1894. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Francisco Premium Outlets as well as Stoneridge Shopping Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pleasanton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to Pleasanton takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pleasanton are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Pleasanton

Shopping

Side Trip

San Francisco Premium Outlets
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Stoneridge Shopping Center ©
Stoneridge Shopping Center
San Francisco Premium Outlets ©
San Francisco Premium Outlets

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as Dennis the Menace Park. On the next day, stroll around Dennis the Menace Park and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Pleasanton to Monterey in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks
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Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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