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
— 3 nights

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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.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip maker.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow 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

4
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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.
Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Head to Mumm Napa and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonomafor some retail therapy. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to St. Helena (Beringer Vineyards, Pride Mountain Vineyards, &more), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more) and Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in Napa dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can 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. On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Asilomar State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the exciting artwork at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Keep things going the next day: 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.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Getting from Napa to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 North Dome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mammoth Lakes: Yosemite National Park (Tioga Pass, Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, &more).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes itinerary maker.

Fly from Carmel to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 cooler with lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can 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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Montana Avenue and The Getty Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Annenberg Community Beach House). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, enjoy some music at Melrose Trading Post, and enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in November, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can 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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