17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Verona
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Verona

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum capture your imagination. Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Verona, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Verona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Verona in March, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are colder (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can 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

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Modus Operandi Cellars and Sapphire Hill Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Alexander Valley Vineyards (in Healdsburg), Siduri Wines (in Santa Rosa) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Helena attractions planner .

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. Expect a bit cooler evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in March, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Inglenook, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Change things up with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour itinerary builder tool .

Fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from St. Helena in March, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollyhock House and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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