17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Carmel
— 1 day
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 5 nights

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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 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

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San Francisco to Carmel is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Elizabeth Lake and Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cast your line with a fishing tour, and hike along North Dome.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 28°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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National Park
Elizabeth Lake
4.9
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Geologic Formation
North Dome
4.7

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 23rd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, then examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 25th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in April, St. Helena is little chillier at night with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

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Winery / Vineyard
Inglenook
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco journey planning website.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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