29 days in California Itinerary

29 days in California Itinerary

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29 days in California Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. We've included these beaches for you: Mission Beach Park and Black's Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and tram; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in August: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery, stop by Oxbow Public Market, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui, and finally learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, and then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in August since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Gracianna Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. There's lots more to do: get curious at Exploratorium, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in August, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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. On the 23rd (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Getty Center The Publications and GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see a show at Third Street Promenade, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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

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