19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego holiday planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to San Diego is minus 10 hours. In March, daytime highs in San Diego are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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 Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Shop till you drop at Amoeba Music and Montana Avenue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
Visiting Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail will get you outdoors. Spend the 29th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at North Dome, trek along May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Scenic Road Walkway, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then stroll through Garland Ranch Regional Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Garland Ranch Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 3rd (Wed), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Inglenook, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena driving holiday planner .

Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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