21 days in California Itinerary

21 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 3 nights
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker.

Silao, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Silao to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Silao in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks 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

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 19th (Fri), learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, thenview the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, thenlearn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Inglenook, thenlearn about winemaking at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in St. Helena to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Rutherford
Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip 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. When traveling from St. Helena in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
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 25th (Thu), stop by AiX, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, thenstroll through Carmel River State Beach, and finally stroll through Point Lobos.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel route builder website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

5
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 some cultural insight at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, hike along Lembert Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planning website.

Traveling by bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 15.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Annenberg Community Beach House and Montana Avenue. Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grovefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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