22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Truckee
— 2 nights

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Explore St. Helena's surroundings by going to Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma), Napa (Artesa Vineyards & Winery & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). Dedicate the 25th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars and wander the wide-open spaces of Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Helena trip builder website.

Sacramento to St. Helena is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in St. Helena sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mendocino.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Napa, Oakville, Inglenook, Sonoma Plaza, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park

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Mendocino

Mendocino ©
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Jug Handle State Reserve, explore the activities along Big River, and then explore and take pictures at Mendocino Coast. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, identify plant and animal life at B Bryan Preserve, and then admire the majestic nature at Hendy Woods State Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mendocino attractions planning website.

Getting from St. Helena to Mendocino by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Mendocino

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Point Arena, Hendy Woods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
B Bryan Preserve ©
B Bryan Preserve
Jug Handle State Reserve ©
Jug Handle State Reserve

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visiting Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Embarcadero, stop by The Castro, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online journey planner.

You can drive from Mendocino to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mendocino in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Diego by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Carmel - with highs of 71°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Monica Bay. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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 Elizabeth Lake and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 14th (Sun), glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Cross Country. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner and then identify plant and animal life at Tahoe City Field Station.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Truckee tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Tahoe City
Highlights from your plan
Tahoe Donner Cross Country ©
Tahoe Donner Cross Country
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner

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