20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Clearlake
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
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Petaluma
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coronado
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Clearlake.
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Clearlake — 3 nights

Clearlake is a city in Lake County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearlake: The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (in Ukiah), Geyserville (Sbragia Family Vineyards & Francis Ford Coppola Winery) and Wine Cube Tours (in Cloverdale). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Salt Point State Park and explore the activities along Clear Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Clearlake trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Clearlake in 2.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Clearlake to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Clearlake to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Clearlake in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will leave for Petaluma on the 7th (Tue).
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Petaluma — 4 nights

Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, 32mi north of San Francisco. Venture out of the city with trips to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Healdsburg (Wine Tours & Tastings & Gary Farrell Winery). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum, stop by Petaluma Seed Bank, learn about winemaking at Cline Cellars, and admire the majestic nature at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Petaluma travel route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Petaluma by car takes about an hour. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Petaluma to be little chillier, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Coronado.
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Coronado — 3 nights

Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Coronado is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Coronado Island, kick back and relax at Silver Strand State Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Coronado Ferry Landing, and stroll through Coronado Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coronado trip itinerary maker website.

Explore your travel options from Petaluma to Coronado with the Route module. When traveling from Petaluma in June, plan for slightly colder days in Coronado, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Coronado to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coronado in June, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sacramento.
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Sacramento — 2 nights

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 16th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum and then stroll through Capitol Park. On the next day, stroll through Stevens Trail, see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at American River Bicycle Trail.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sacramento tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sacramento: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Chinatown, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Sacramento to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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