23 days in California Itinerary

23 days in California Itinerary

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23 days in California Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Train:  22​h 15​min
1
Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cambria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Jeddah

4
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Head to State Street and Bart's Booksfor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: VOM FASS Ventura (in Ventura), Abbot Kinney Boulevard (in Los Angeles) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market, learn about winemaking at Grassini Family Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Plan my day in Santa Barbara using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Santa Barbara is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Santa Barbara is minus 11 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in March: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Seaside Gardens, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Bergamot Station, VOM FASS Ventura, Bart's Books
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

4
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Attractions like Elephant Seal Rookery and Moonstone Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Lucia Apothecary and Alapay Cellarsfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cambria: Kiler Ridge Olive Farm (in Paso Robles), Jack Creek Celllars (in Templeton) and Morro Bay (The Shell Shop & The Garden Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, stop by Sebastian General Store, and do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cambria tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in March, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Brown Butter Cookie Company, Jack Creek Celllars, Alapay Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

4
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. Head to The Cheese Shop and Ocean Avenuefor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Point Lobos State Reserve and Pfeiffer State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Partington Cove, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach, look for gifts at Del Monte Shopping Center, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and browse for treasures at Cannery Row Antique Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carmel travel website .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Cambria in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach, Cypress Point Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. Get out of town with these interesting Yosemite National Park side-trips: Bear Valley Cross Country and Adventure Company (in Bear Valley) and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland). Next up on the itinerary: trek along May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in March, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bear Valley Adventure Company, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Powell's Sweet Shoppe - Windsor. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Cuvaison Estate Wines (in Napa) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and stop by Vital Tea Leaf.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cuvaison, Muir Woods National Monument, Powell's Sweet Shoppe - Windsor, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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