22 days in California & North Carolina Itinerary

22 days in California & North Carolina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yountville
— 2 nights
3
Sacramento
— 1 night
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
5
Asheville
— 3 nights
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): do a tasting at Cliff Lede Vineyards, do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and then get interesting insight from Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, thenstop by Woodhouse Chocolate, and finally do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yountville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yountville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yountville, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rutherford, St. Helena, Benziger Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hike along Stevens Trail, thensee the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at Sac Brew Bike.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Yountville to Sacramento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sacramento

Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sac Brew Bike ©
Sac Brew Bike
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sacramento to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Hendersonville (Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards & Elijah Mountain Gem Mine) and Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Biltmore, sample some tasty brews at BREW-ed, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Asheville trip maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Asheville by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Asheville are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are much hotter (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Hendersonville, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Crystal Mountain Gem Mine
Highlights from your plan
BREW-ed ©
BREW-ed
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards ©
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planner.

You can fly from Asheville to San Diego in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around °F and lows are around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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