17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  32 h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Bus:  5 h
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sao Paulo

4
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 Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and walk around Merced Grove.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 12th (Tue), do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Yosemite National Park to St. Helena in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in St. Helena at 34°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning app.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in September, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then stop by The Cheese Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carmel attractions planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September in Carmel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In September, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Santa Monica State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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