19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and stroll through Children's Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego visit planner.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally do a tasting at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in St. Helena hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Sharpsteen Museum ©
Sharpsteen Museum
Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate ©
Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Union Square, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and wander the streets of Nob Hill.

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

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from St. Helena in December, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Yosemite Museum Gallery and Parsons Memorial. Get outdoors at Badger Pass Ski Area and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and stroll through North Dome.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 14°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

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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.
Shop till you drop at The Grove and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, stop by Whimsic Alley, and steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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