22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Napa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly

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Napa

— 2 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: Safari West (in Santa Rosa), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Jordan Vineyard & Winery) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, and learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary maker website.

Sacramento to Napa is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sacramento in September: high temperatures in Napa hover around 81°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in September, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Mammoth Lakes

— 5 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Change things up with these side-trips from Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, &more).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes route maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect cooler with lows of 38°F in Mammoth Lakes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 82°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.