25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Point Reyes National Seashore
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Tahoe City
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 4 nights


San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of SoMa, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online journey planner.

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Point Reyes National Seashore — 1 night

On the 17th (Mon), hike along Point Reyes Hiking Trails and then get a dose of the wild on Point Reyes Safaris.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Point Reyes National Seashore trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Point Reyes National Seashore dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Healdsburg — 2 nights

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 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard and then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards and then do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

Make your Healdsburg itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes National Seashore to Healdsburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Healdsburg, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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

You can drive from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Healdsburg in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are cooler (-12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Tahoe City — 3 nights

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tahoe City: Truckee (Tahoe Donner & Tahoe Donner Cross Country). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. It doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country and cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tahoe City day trip planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

San Diego — 4 nights

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tahoe City to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tahoe City in January, things will get warmer in San Diego: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.