23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Napa
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Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paso Robles
— 6 nights
Drive
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Solvang
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Napa

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pride Mountain Vineyards and Bell Wine Cellars. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: The Spa at Kenwood Inn (in Kenwood), Loxton Winery (in Glen Ellen) and Schweiger Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's more to do: do a tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa online trip itinerary planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Napa is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to Napa. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Napa, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Spas

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gracianna Winery and Williamson Wines Tasting Room. Explore Healdsburg's surroundings by going to Calistoga (Spa Solage & Castello di Amorosa) and Philo (Husch Vineyards & Navarro Vineyards). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Ferrari-Carano Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg driving holiday planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paso Robles

— 6 nights

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedras Blancas and Tablas Creek Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Hearst Ranch Winery (in San Simeon) and Moonstone Beach (in Cambria). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Tobin James Cellars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Dollar Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at BarrelHouse Brewing Company.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paso Robles online road trip planner.

You can drive from Healdsburg to Paso Robles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Paso Robles are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Solvang.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Solvang

— 4 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rideau Vineyard and Firestone Vineyard. Explore Solvang's surroundings by going to Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines (in Lompoc) and Santa Maria (Cambria Winery & Vineyards & Riverbench Vineyard and Winery). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Koehler Winery and sample the tasty concoctions at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co..

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Solvang journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Solvang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Solvang to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Solvang in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

California travel guide

4.1
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.