16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 4 nights
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Cambria
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Cast Wines, indulge your taste buds at Castello di Amorosa, and then immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip builder app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Healdsburg is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Healdsburg, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in October: highs in Healdsburg hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Cast Wines ©
Cast Wines

4
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Carmel side-trips: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, &more). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel route planner.

Drive from Healdsburg to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in October, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Rosa Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Nitt Witt Ridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and finally don't miss a visit to San Simeon Pier.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cambria trip maker site.

You can drive from Carmel to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Carmel in November since evenings lows in Cambria dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Nitt Witt Ridge ©
Nitt Witt Ridge

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with Furnace Creek Stables, then get great views at Dante's View, and then take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online journey planner.

Getting from Cambria to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. In November in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll around Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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