18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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Healdsburg
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, learn about winemaking at Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, then learn about winemaking at Thumbprint Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Ferrari-Carano Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and then sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Portland to Healdsburg is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in February: highs in Healdsburg hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Healdsburg in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 48°F in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: make a trip to Yosemite Village, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (48°F), and nights are much colder (18°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get curious at California Science Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 71°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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.