23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Palm Desert
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and get curious at California Science Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Desert.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Palm Desert

Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): trek along Split Rock and then shake up your sightseeing with Uprising Adventure Guides. On your second day here, examine the collection at La Quinta Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Games at The River.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Palm Desert vacation planning app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Desert in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Desert

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Escape Games at The River ©
Escape Games at The River
Uprising Adventure Guides ©
Uprising Adventure Guides

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the world from above with Corporate Helicopters, and stroll around Balboa Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip planner.

Drive from Palm Desert to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planning tool.

Getting from San Diego to Monterey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Monterey reach 62°F and lows reach 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Food Tours ©
Monterey Bay Food Tours
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Gallery by the Sea Carmel ©
Gallery by the Sea Carmel

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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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are colder with lows around 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at Honig Vineyard & Winery, and then get interesting insight from Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, examine the collection at Sharpsteen Museum, and then do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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