22 days in California Itinerary

22 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Santa Rosa

— 3 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Take a break from the city and head to Safari West and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: do a tasting at VJB Cellars, get a taste of the local shopping with Patrick Amiot, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Rosa online trip itinerary maker.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Rosa is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Santa Rosa is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Santa Rosa hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Walt Disney Family Museum and Asian Art Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Rosa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Santa Maria

— 4 nights
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. We've included these beaches for you: Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Step out of the city life by going to Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Monarch Butterfly Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonstone Beach Dr (in Cambria), Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Tobin James Cellars (in Paso Robles). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cambria Winery & Vineyards.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Maria by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Santa Maria are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Camarillo to see Camarillo Premium Outlets about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, shop like a local with The Grove, and examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum.

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You can drive from Santa Maria to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Point Loma. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Shores Park and Coronado Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Carlsbad Village (in Carlsbad) and Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, stop by Little Italy, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.