16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, Los Angeles is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel day trip website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, wander the streets of Union Square, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Round Pond Estate. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then do a tasting at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Helena day trip app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in St. Helena to be slightly colder, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, Oakville, Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

2
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.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and finally examine the collection at Mingei International Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego route maker app .

You can fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from St. Helena in May: highs in San Diego hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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