31 days in California Itinerary

31 days in California Itinerary

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31 days in California Itinerary

Start: Belem
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Belem

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Cable Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery) and J. Rickards Winery (in Cloverdale). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning app .

Belem, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Belem to San Francisco, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belem in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Healdsburg, J. Rickards Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Yosemite Museum Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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. Attractions like Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmel: Manresa State Beach (in Aptos) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Manresa State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

4
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Benziger Family Winery. You'll explore and learn at Mumm Napa and Sharpsteen Museum. When in St. Helena, make a side trip to see VJB Cellars in Kenwood, approximately 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park.

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Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. Traveling from Carmel in August, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, Yountville, Glen Ellen, Oakville, Kenwood
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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.
Attractions like La Jolla Cove and Maritime Museum of San Diego make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planning website .

You can fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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