29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Santa Rosa
— 1 night
3
St. Helena
— 2 nights
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
6
San Andreas
— 1 night
7
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
9
San Diego
— 5 nights

5
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and walk around Crissy Field.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in San Francisco at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Santa Rosa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): do a tasting at Harvest Moon Winery, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Rosa online route planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Rosa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Santa Rosa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Healdsburg
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Harvest Moon Winery ©
Harvest Moon Winery

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Bell Wine Cellars, thendo a tasting at Darioush Winery, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helena route builder website.

Getting from Santa Rosa to St. Helena by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. November in St. Helena sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Bell Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

1
night
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, cruise along West Cliff Drive, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St. Helena to Santa Cruz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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: hike along Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Andreas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

1
night
San Andreas

San Andreas
San Andreas is an unincorporated census-designated place and the county seat of Calaveras County, California. For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Andreas online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Andreas with the Route module. November in San Andreas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in San Andreas

Parks Outdoors Golf

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.
Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Andreas to Yosemite National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Andreas in November; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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