16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fresno
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Merced, Fly to Sacramento
6
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
7
Yountville
— 1 night
Fly

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3
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Alcatraz Island, then stop by Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner.

Miami to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, sample some tasty brews at Monterey Bay Food Tours, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the pleasant sights at Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In November in Monterey, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
17-Mile Drive ©
Scenic Drive
17-Mile Drive
4.1

2
nights
Fresno

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fresno: Mariposa (Mariposa Stage Line, Mariposa Museum and History Center, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, stroll around Woodward Regional Park, test your team's savvy at Method of Escape, and take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fresno trip app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fresno to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In November in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Giant Forest ©
Must see
Giant Forest
4.9
Moro Rock Trail ©
Geologic Formation
Moro Rock Trail
4.9
Generals Hwy ©
Scenic Drive
Generals Hwy
4.7

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Washburn Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and finally explore the activities along Merced River.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9
El Capitan ©
Geologic Formation
El Capitan
4.9

1
night
Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 12th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Park, then do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Sacramento to be much hotter, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Wineries
Highlights from your trip
Crocker Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Crocker Art Museum
4.7
Capitol Park ©
Government Building
Capitol Park
4.7

1
night
Yountville

Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): do a tasting at Frog's Leap Winery, indulge your taste buds at Domaine Chandon, and then enjoy unforgettable views with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Round Pond Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Cosentino Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yountville tour planner.

Getting from Sacramento to Yountville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Yountville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Domaine Chandon ©
Architectural Building
Domaine Chandon
3.7
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Robert Mondavi Winery
4.3

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