25 days in California Itinerary

25 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit Marina District, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Brussels to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Take a break from the city and head to Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Head to Mumm Napa and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonomafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). It doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Napa route maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, Napa is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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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 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by AiX, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Napa to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Napa in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Mammoth Lakes side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, Half Dome, &more).

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes travel tool.

You can fly from Carmel to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Carmel in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Montana Avenue and Annenberg Community Beach House. Head to Bergamot Station and Hammer Museumfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Nicholas Canyon Beach in Malibu (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Melrose Trading Post, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Black's Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Encinitas to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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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