22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sacramento online trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Sacramento is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Sacramento due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sacramento

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Andy's Candy Apothecary ©
Andy's Candy Apothecary

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
For shopping fun, head to Mumm Napa or Dean & DeLuca. Get a sense of the local culture at Modus Operandi Cellars and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Change things up with a short trip to VJB Cellars in Kenwood (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Inglenook and immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Sacramento to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in St. Helena can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Oakville, Rutherford, Schramsberg Vineyards, Bell Wine Cellars, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

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 Union Square and Golden Gate Bridge. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, do a tasting at Press Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and make a trip to Nob Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel planner .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in February, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in March, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
North Dome ©
North Dome
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Amoeba Music. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 27°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Africa and Beyond. Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get a taste of the local shopping with Spanish Village Art Center, and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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