15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to St. Helena
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St. Helena
— 1 day
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly

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St. Helena

— 1 day

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then savor the flavors at Mumm Napa, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online holiday planner.

Entebbe, Uganda to St. Helena is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Entebbe to St. Helena, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Entebbe in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in St. Helena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel online trip maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. There's still lots to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, hike along Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and The Museum of Contemporary Art. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Parks

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.