22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  21​h
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's lots more to do: take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to San Diego is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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

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.
Let the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Griffith Observatory and The Grammy Museum. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, examine the collection at The Hollywood Museum, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
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.
Visiting Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then do a tasting at Dawn's Dream Winery. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Carmel to be much warmer, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, San Carlos Cathedral, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Bell Wine Cellars, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, then appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley, and finally do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Carmel in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in St. Helena. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sonoma, Bell Wine Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, stroll through Fort Funston National Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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