19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Florianopolis

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florianopolis to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 24th (Wed), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, do a tasting at Mumm Napa, then immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Calistoga, Mumm Napa
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Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

1
night
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. On the 25th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Cannery Row, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Carmel route planner .

You can drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. When traveling from St. Helena in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Cannery Row
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, cruise along Tioga Pass, and tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in October, expect much colder with lows of -2°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ballona Wetlands.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder app .

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 taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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