16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Sutter Creek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sonora
— 1 day
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Moss Landing
— 1 night
Drive
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Davenport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pescadero
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Exeter to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Sutter Creek.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Sutter Creek — 2 nights

Sutter Creek is a city in Amador County, California, United States. On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Kennedy Gold Mine, then get a taste of the local shopping with Fine Eye Gallery, and then savor the flavors at Gold Country Wine Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sutter Creek trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Sutter Creek in 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: high temperatures in Sutter Creek hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sonora.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip

Sonora — 1 day

Sonora is the county seat of Tuolumne County, California. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Tuolumne County Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Columbia State Historic Park.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Sonora trip planner.

You can drive from Sutter Creek to Sonora in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sutter Creek in February, Sonora is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Beach Picnic Area as well as Half Dome. Get outdoors at Badger Pass Ski Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, trek along Yosemite Valley Biking, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip app.

Traveling by car from Sonora to Yosemite National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sonora in February; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monterey.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, expect nights in Monterey to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moss Landing.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Moss Landing — 1 night

Moss Landing is a census designated place in Monterey County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Elkhorn Slough Safari, stroll through Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moss Landing State Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moss Landing day trip planner.

Moss Landing is just a short distance from Monterey. In February in Moss Landing, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Davenport.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Davenport — 3 nights

Davenport is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, California. You've now added Big Basin Redwoods State Park to your itinerary. Visit Shark Fin Cove and Davenport Landing Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Davenport with an excursion to Portola Redwoods State Park in La Honda--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Swanton Berry Farm and do a tasting at Bonny Doon Vineyard Tasting Room.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Davenport online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Moss Landing to Davenport takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pescadero.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

Pescadero — 2 nights

Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Swanton Berry Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, and then enjoy the sea views from Pigeon Point Light Station. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Hollow State Beach and then kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pescadero visit planner.

Traveling by car from Davenport to Pescadero takes an hour. In March in Pescadero, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

San Francisco — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then examine the collection at de Young Museum, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Pescadero to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.