27 days in California Itinerary

27 days in California Itinerary

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27 days in California Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll around Balboa Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego day trip site .

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning website .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

5
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, get great views at Valley View, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

Plan a trip to Yosemite National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then hike along Point Lobos. Keep things going the next day: hike along Scenic Road Walkway, then walk around Garland Ranch Regional Park, and then learn about winemaking at Cima Collina.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel route maker website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, 17-Mile Drive, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, then admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, then cruise along Mendocino Coast, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery, then immerse yourself in nature at Russian Gulch State Park, and then stroll through Seaside Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg holiday planner .

Getting from Carmel to Fort Bragg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in Fort Bragg are much warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mendocino, Handley Cellars Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast ©
Mendocino Coast
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery

4
nights
Healdsburg

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings & The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum), Schramsberg Vineyards (in Calistoga) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, & more). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and stroll through Sonoma Coast State Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg route planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Healdsburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Fort Bragg in July, expect nights in Healdsburg to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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nights
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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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