19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Taxi
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Carmel
— Few hours
Drive
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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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.
Appreciate the collections at California Academy of Sciences and Cable Car Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Exploratorium and Twin Peaks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Mountain View (Google Android Lawn Statues & Computer History Museum) and Palo Alto (Stanford University & Hewlett Packard Garage). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and steep yourself in history at Painted Ladies.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Porto Alegre to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Porto Alegre in February, with highs in San Francisco at 19°C and lows at 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Cable Car Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Cable Car Museum
4.6

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hours
Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. On the 1st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach, tee off at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, kick back and relax at Pescadero State Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Pigeon Point Light Station, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Half Moon Bay trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, Half Moon Bay is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Half Moon Bay to Monterey in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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hours
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel road trip website.

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Monterey. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
Bixby Bridge ©
Bridge
Bixby Bridge
4.6

1
night
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Luis Obispo day trip website.

You can drive from Carmel to San Luis Obispo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in March, expect nights in San Luis Obispo to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

3
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coronado Island and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California & Carlsbad Premium Outlets). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Barbara in March, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
USS Midway Museum ©
Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

3
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Anaheim

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
Downtown Disney ©
Disney Park / Activity
Downtown Disney
4.3
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
4.5

1
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, trek along Split Rock, and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or fly. March in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Keys View ©
Geologic Formation
Keys View
4.7

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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.
Let the collections at The Broad and Petersen Automotive Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art and OUE Skyspace LA. Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at California Science Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, catch a live performance at Dolby Theatre, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
The Broad ©
Must see
The Broad
4.5
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
4.6

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