26 days in California Itinerary

26 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yountville
— 2 nights
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Orick
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Yountville.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and then enjoy unforgettable views with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Swanson Vineyards Salon, learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

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Drive from San Francisco to Yountville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yountville when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orick.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle

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Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and then cruise along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orick holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yountville to Orick. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yountville in September: highs in Orick hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Orick

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park ©
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Orick in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, and take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at San Diego Automotive Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning tool.

Fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 27th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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