17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Angels Camp
— Few hours
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eureka
— 1 day
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
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Mill Valley
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— Few hours
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Fort Funston National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Thu), take a stroll through Chinatown.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Carmel on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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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 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carmel day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Yosemite Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in October, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for Angels Camp.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Angels Camp

Angels Camp, also known as City of Angels and formerly Angel's Camp, Angels, Angels City, Carson's Creek and Clearlake, is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Angels Camp planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Angels Camp. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect Angels Camp to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Angels Camp

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pope Beach. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then stroll through Pope Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your South Lake Tahoe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Angels Camp to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Angels Camp in October, things will get slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 20°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

2
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Lassen Volcanic National Park

In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Terminal Geyser. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Kitchen and then contemplate the geological forces at Lassen Peak .

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lassen Volcanic National Park trip website.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, with highs in Lassen Volcanic National Park at 31°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Redwood National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Redwood National Park: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Eureka.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Eureka

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Avenue of the Giants has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Carson Mansion, then take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, and then cruise along Avenue of the Giants.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Eureka tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Eureka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in Eureka

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Mendocino

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach, then stroll through Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mendocino Coast.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mendocino road trip app.

Getting from Eureka to Mendocino by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Eureka in October, expect nights in Mendocino to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trip

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Point Reyes National Seashore

On the 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Tule Elk Preserve, then trek along Point Reyes Hiking Trails, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Reyes Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Point Reyes National Seashore holiday website.

You can drive from Mendocino to Point Reyes National Seashore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Mill Valley.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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Mill Valley

Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mount Tamalpais State Park as well as Muir Woods National Monument. On the 31st (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Tamalpais State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mill Valley day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Mill Valley takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Mill Valley to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Mill Valley in November, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Golf

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.

Calaveras County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Caves · History Museums