27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Spend the 24th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg vacation site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in Healdsburg dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Tours Wineries
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Drive from Healdsburg to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Healdsburg in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 19°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kids will enjoy Santa Monica Pier and Manhattan Beach. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier Carousel.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica tour itinerary maker app .

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. December in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Pacific Park ©
Pacific Park

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters. Have a day of magic on the 11th (Tue) at Disney California Adventure Park. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Downtown Disney, get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and enjoy some diversion at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anaheim trip maker app .

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

5
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour planning website .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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