23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
5
Carmel
— 1 night
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, take a stroll through SoMa, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Dublin to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Dublin - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, look for gifts at Oakville Grocery, then do a tasting at Far Niente Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Oakville, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tallac Historic Site and Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Kiva Beach and El Dorado Beach. Go for a jaunt from South Lake Tahoe to Tahoma to see Meeks Bay Beach about 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Baldwin Beach and kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe visit planner.

You can drive from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from St. Helena in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Parsons Memorial. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel route app.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Carmel, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning app.

Fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, San Diego is a bit warmer than Carmel - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and GRAMMY Museum. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planning app.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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