27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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

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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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

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, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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

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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: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, hike along Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Orick.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
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Orick

Orick ©
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. On the 6th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, then admire the majestic nature at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orick trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Orick. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Orick, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Yountville.

Things to do in Orick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
On the 8th (Thu), learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and then soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yountville tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orick to Yountville. Traveling from Orick in October, you will find days in Yountville are somewhat warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

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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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

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: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website.

Getting from Yountville to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yountville in October, with lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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