31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Old Town Model Railroad Depot. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (in Mount Laguna). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation maker .

Adelaide, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: highs in San Diego hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Laguna Mountain Recreation Area
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

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 some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Appreciate the collections at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and California Science Center. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Visit Hearst Castle and The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay (Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and Amphora Gallery. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, kick back and relax at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, learn about winemaking at Harmony Cellars, and stroll through Moonstone Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in San Simeon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Harmony Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

4
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. Visit Point Lobos and Del Mar Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Cima Collina. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (in Los Banos) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and stroll through China Cove and Gibson Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from San Simeon, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, Cima Collina
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Sapphire Hill Winery and Inglenook are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Ladera Vineyards, & more) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Safari West and do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Healdsburg online vacation planner .

Getting from Carmel to Healdsburg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Carmel in March, Healdsburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Rutherford, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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