19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Helena holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to St. Helena is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to St. Helena is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Edmonton in March, with highs in St. Helena at 22°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online journey planner .

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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from St. Helena in March since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
On the 15th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -5°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with highs in Los Angeles at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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