20 days in California Itinerary

20 days in California Itinerary

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Start: Krakow
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Krakow

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Union Square, tee off at Lincoln Park, and make a trip to Nob Hill.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Krakow to San Francisco. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in St. Helena hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Oakville, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
You'll get in some beach time at Meeks Bay Beach and Baldwin Beach. Visiting Kiva Beach and Lakeside Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from St. Helena in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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. On the 13th (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel attractions planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by bus takes about 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Visit La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Mission Beach Park. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in July, with highs in San Diego at 29°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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