19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Lille
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h
End: Lille

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Marshall’s Beach. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of SoMa, and look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online day trip planner .

Lille, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train, flight, and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lille in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Plan my day in Healdsburg using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Healdsburg hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Taft Point and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Four Mile Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Drive from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Healdsburg in September, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by The Cheese Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, look for gifts at Hillcrest Farmers Market, and stroll through Black's Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carmel in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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