28 days in California Itinerary

28 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

28 days in California Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Oakland
— 2 nights
subway:  15​min
3
Berkeley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cambria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
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 Ghirardelli Square. Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Oakland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oakland Zoo, and then explore the activities along Lake Merritt.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oakland itinerary maker.

Oakland is very close to San Francisco. In October, daytime highs in Oakland are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Berkeley.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Crown Memorial State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lake Merritt ©
Lake Merritt
Mountain View Cemetery ©
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland Zoo ©
Oakland Zoo

1
night
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for gifts at Cornerstone Sonoma and then look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Berkeley trip builder.

Berkeley is very close to Oakland. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Berkeley

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Cornerstone Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros
di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art ©

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pfeiffer State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Venture out of the city with trips to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (in Big Sur) and Natural Bridges State Beach (in Santa Cruz). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Point Lobos State Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Berkeley to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In October, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Big Sur, Natural Bridges State Beach, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Bring the kids along to Moonstone Beach and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pasolivo Olive Oil and Sculpterra Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Paso Robles (Tablas Creek Vineyard, Adelaida Cellars, & more). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Castoro Cellars.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cambria trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to Cambria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Cambria to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Cambria

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paso Robles, William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Calcareous Vineyard ©
Calcareous Vineyard

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.
Bring the kids along to Santa Monica Pier and Zuma Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Third Street Promenade. Change things up with a short trip to El Matador State Beach in Malibu (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach and stop by Magicopolis.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Monica travel planner.

You can drive from Cambria to Santa Monica in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Santa Monica is a bit warmer than Cambria - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Get some historical perspective at Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway. Venture out of the city with trips to Irvine Spectrum Center (in Irvine) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stop by The Original Farmers Market, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and get a taste of the local shopping with Guitar Center.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Popular historic sites such as Oceanside Pier and Point Loma are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online itinerary creator.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Baker Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral
The Embarcadero ©
The Embarcadero

Similar Plans

32 days in California BY A USER FROM INDIA May, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in California BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Boston & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans