35 days in California Itinerary

35 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 6 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego sightseeing planner.

Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

5
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica Farmers Market (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, shop like a local with The Grove, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and take a stroll through Montana Avenue.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles visit planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

3
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Venture out of the city with trips to Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura), Silk Road Transportation and Wine Tours (in Solvang) and Santa Ynez (Santa Ynez Valley & Sunstone Winery). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, and take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara sightseeing website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in November, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Transportation

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

3
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight with Monterey Bay Food Tours, walk around Dennis the Menace Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails · Tours

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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

7
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in November, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Taft Point
4.9
Mountain
Cathedral Range
5.0

6
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stop by North Beach, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

6
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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more) and Clos Pegase Winery (in Calistoga). The adventure continues: stroll around Sonoma Plaza, admire the verdant scenery at Swanson Vineyards Salon, do a tasting at Inglenook, and savor the flavors at Sonoma Valley.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Napa travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Napa dip to 35°F. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Winery / Vineyard
Clos Pegase Winery
4.2

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