20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then stroll through Children's Pool. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Phoenix to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica Bay and Santa Monica State Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Golden Triangle, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Half Dome. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, and trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

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Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 46°F and lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Anchor Brewing Company, wander the streets of North Beach, and visit SoMa.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mumm Napa and Benziger Family Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Helena (Prager Winery & Port Works, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more). Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Cliff Lede Vineyards.

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Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier nights in Napa, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then learn about winemaking at Korbel Champagne Cellars, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

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Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.