19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Half Moon Bay
— Few hours
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Carmel
— Few hours
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Cable Car Museum and Exploratorium. Let the collections at California Academy of Sciences and Computer History Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Google Android Lawn Statues (in Mountain View) and Palo Alto (Stanford University & Hewlett Packard Garage). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in San Francisco

Side Trips

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Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Cable Car Museum
4.6

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach, play a few rounds at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadero State Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Pigeon Point Light Station, and finally kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Half Moon Bay travel route planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Half Moon Bay in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get little chillier in Half Moon Bay: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey visit planner.

Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

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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 29th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel online road trip planner.

Carmel is just a short distance from Monterey. In September in Carmel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
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Bridge
Bixby Bridge
4.6

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Luis Obispo day trip app.

Getting from Carmel to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Santa Barbara

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 other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara online tour itinerary builder.

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. September in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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San Diego

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Coronado Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Step out of San Diego to go to Carlsbad and see LEGOLAND California, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego route maker site.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Anaheim road trip planning site.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in October, you will find days in Anaheim are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

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

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Joshua Tree National Park

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 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or fly. October in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Geologic Formation
Keys View
4.7

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Los Angeles

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 explore and learn at The Broad and California Science Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Petersen Automotive Museum. Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Art Museum
The Broad
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
4.6

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