29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Oakville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

7
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 San Diego Air & Space Museum. Let the collections at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

London, UK to San Diego is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from London in February, plan for much hotter days in San Diego, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Getty Center The Publications and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Montana Avenue). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pasadena, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Asilomar State Beach and Pfeiffer State Beach. There's much more to do: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in February, with highs in Carmel at 20°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oakville.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
Oakville

Oakville ©
Oakville is a census-designated place (CDP) in the of Napa County, northern California.The population was 71 at the 2010 census.The local economy is based on Napa Valley wine production, and Oakville was formally declared a distinct appellation within the Napa Valley AVA in 1993. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery, look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Oakville driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Carmel to Oakville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Oakville. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Oakville

Tours Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Inglenook, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app .

You can drive from Oakville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Oakville in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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