25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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25 days in California Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Glasgow

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 24th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco travel planner .

Glasgow, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, then don't miss a visit to Sonoma Barracks, then take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano, and finally make a trip to Sonoma Plaza.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Healdsburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sonoma, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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.
On the 30th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and get great views at Tunnel View.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Healdsburg in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore and take pictures at Staples Center.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
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.
Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through San Diego Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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