23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Gothenburg

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Marina District, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary maker .

Gothenburg, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Gothenburg to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Gothenburg in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and Mumm Napa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, & more). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier nights in Healdsburg, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville, Rutherford, Wine Tours & Tastings, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & 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. Do your shopping at AiX and Gallery by the Sea Carmel. Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Joullian Vineyards & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Point Lobos, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and trek along Scenic Road Walkway.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel holiday maker website .

Getting from Healdsburg to Carmel by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Healdsburg in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel Valley, 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach Golf Links, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Four Mile Trail. The adventure continues: cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Mono Pass Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 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 November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hammer Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and The Grove. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, stop by Amoeba Music, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Nightlife

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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