26 days in California Itinerary

26 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Visalia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Santa Rosa

— 4 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Charles M. Schulz Museum and Patrick Amiot. Get a sense of the local culture at Gracianna Winery and Schramsberg Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Rosa: Rutherford (Beaulieu Vineyard & Inglenook), St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, &more) and Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Santa Rosa is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Stockholm, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Rosa, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Union Square, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Drive from Santa Rosa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Visalia

— 3 nights
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Visiting Congress Trail and Crescent Meadow Rd will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Visalia: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, Big Stump Basin, &more).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Visalia day trip planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Visalia by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Visalia to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Santa Maria

— 3 nights
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Foxen Vineyard & Winery and Sanford Winery & Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail and Los Flores Ranch Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Rusack Vineyards (in Solvang), Casa Dumetz Wines (in Los Alamos) and Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Visalia to Santa Maria by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Visalia in June, you will find days in Santa Maria are colder (26°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hollyhock House and Avila Adobe are in your itinerary. Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, view the masterpieces at Hauser & Wirth, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Santa Maria to Los Angeles by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Maria in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

San Diego

— 4 nights

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 Maritime Museum of San Diego and San Diego Air & Space Museum. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately Alpine away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.