25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and stop by North Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gracianna Winery and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Head to Oxbow Public Market and Imagery Estate Winery & Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Helena: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Stephen & Walker Winery) and Glen Ellen (Benziger Family Winery & Jack London State Historic Park). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Inglenook.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena day trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you will find days in St. Helena are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are little chillier (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Glen Ellen, Oakville, Inglenook, Oxbow Public Market
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

2
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. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carmel holiday tool.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in June, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Mariposa Grove and Elizabeth Lake. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 15.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, shop like a local with The Grove, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. For shopping fun, head to Gaslamp Quarter or Africa and Beyond. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, and kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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