15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 17th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip site.

Quebec City, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at Cliff Lede Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and finally do a tasting at MacLaren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

Plan trip to St. Helena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the activities along Merced River.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit site.

Drive from St. Helena to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Helena in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Los Angeles

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.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, browse the exhibits of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.