30 days in California Itinerary

30 days in California Itinerary

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30 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
5
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Diego route maker tool .

Cardiff, UK to San Diego is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Cardiff to San Diego. When traveling from Cardiff in November, plan for warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to St. Helena by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. In November, St. Helena is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

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 November, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood ©
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally look for gifts at Fred Segal.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our West Hollywood tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to West Hollywood in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in West Hollywood are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in West Hollywood

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fred Segal ©
Fred Segal
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

4
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.
Santa Monica is known for nature, shopping, spas, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, make a trip to Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and stop by Bergamot Station.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Monica trip planner .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from West Hollywood. In November, daily temperatures in Santa Monica can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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