15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County capture your imagination. Griffith Observatory and Craft Contemporary are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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 23rd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Carmel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

2
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Dunes, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg trip planning tool .

Getting from Carmel to Healdsburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Patrick Amiot, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Bodega Dunes, Mumm Napa
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Timken Museum of Art. The adventure continues: take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, and stroll through Black's Beach.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego online trip builder .

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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