35 days in California Itinerary

35 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 5 nights
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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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.
The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Fred Segal and The Grovefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in November, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Step out of Santa Monica with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and stop by Bergamot Station.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Monica road trip tool.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then surround yourself with nature on California Overland Desert Excursions.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Borrego Springs online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Borrego Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram, train, and car. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Borrego Springs, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Visiting La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and stroll through Children's Pool.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker app.

You can drive from Borrego Springs to San Diego in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Borrego Springs in November, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Scenic Road Walkway, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, then awaken your taste buds at Monterey Bay Food Tours, and then look for gifts at AiX.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Carmel is slightly colder than San Diego - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 Museum Gallery and Parsons Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Four Mile Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning app.

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are much colder (-8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, &more) and Clos Pegase Winery (in Calistoga). Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon, learn about winemaking at Sequoia Grove Winery, stroll through Sonoma Plaza, and look for gifts at Woodhouse Chocolate.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Napa route site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Napa by car takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Napa: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Ace It Bike Tours. Take a break from Healdsburg with a short trip to BobDog Winery and SkyPine Vineyards in Cloverdale, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Ferrari-Carano Winery and look for gifts at Big John's Market.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg travel route builder website.

You can drive from Napa to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Healdsburg can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Legion of Honor will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Chinatown, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco route planner.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Traveling from Healdsburg in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.