22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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22 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Philo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Geyserville
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
+4
Drive + Bus + Tram + Bus + Fly:  18 h
End: London

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mono Lake County Park and Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and get great views at Tunnel View.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in March since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Philo.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

2
nights
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. Visiting Gualala Point Regional Park and Hendy Woods State Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum and Lula Cellars. Explore Philo's surroundings by going to Yorkville Cellars (in Yorkville) and Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument (in Point Arena). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery and relax in the rural setting at Pennyroyal Farm.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philo attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Philo. In March, Philo is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geyserville.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boonville, Point Arena, Yorkville Cellars, Gualala Point Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

3
nights
Geyserville

Geyserville ©
Geyserville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, USA. Brassfield Estate Winery and Vigilance Vineyards & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Barra of Mendocino Winery and Nelson Family Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Saracina Vineyards (in Hopland), Ukiah (Montgomery Woods State Reserve & Parducci Wine Cellars) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at BobDog Winery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Geyserville online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Philo to Geyserville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Geyserville

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ukiah, Vigilance Vineyards & Winery, Brassfield Estate Winery, Barra of Mendocino Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Woods State Reserve ©
Montgomery Woods State Reserve
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Brassfield Estate Winery ©
Brassfield Estate Winery

3
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. Spend the 21st (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Los Padres National Forest and take a memorable drive along Seventeen Mile Drive.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Carmel journey planner .

Traveling by car from Geyserville to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Los Padres National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Get in touch with nature at Moonstone Beach Dr and Moonstone Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Piedras Blancas and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Simeon to Big Sur to see Pacific Valley Bluff Trail about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Pacific Valley Bluff Trail
Highlights from your plan
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach ©
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Titus Canyon and Fall Canyon. Explore hidden gems such as Mosaic Canyon and Gower Gulch Loop. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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