33 days in California Itinerary

33 days in California Itinerary

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33 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Get in touch with nature at Redwood National Park and California Coastal Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Enderts Beach and Trinidad State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Stout Grove (in Crescent City) and Trillium Falls Hike (in Redwood National Park).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trinidad visit planner.

Los Angeles to Trinidad is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Trinidad at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Trinidad

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Stout Grove
Highlights from your plan
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

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.
Get outdoors at North Dome and Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning website .

Drive from Trinidad to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Trinidad in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Carmel, with highs around 65°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco planner .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Francisco are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, and then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in St. Helena. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Mumm Napa, Robert Mondavi Winery, Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Safari West ©
Safari West
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Moonlight Beach State Park in Encinitas--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in November, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Manhattan Beach in Manhattan Beach, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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