37 days in California Itinerary

37 days in California Itinerary

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37 days in California Itinerary

Start: Londrina
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Londrina

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel route planner.

Londrina, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. In December, San Francisco is much colder than Londrina - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Mumm Napa and Lisa Kristine Gallery Sonoma. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Sonoma Barracks, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Napa day trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Yountville, Rutherford, Sonoma, Jack London State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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.
Get in touch with nature at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Fort Ross State Historic Park. Appreciate the collections at Sharpsteen Museum and Patrick Amiot. Venture out of the city with trips to Mendocino Coast (in Mendocino), Clos Pegase Winery (in Calistoga) and Pennyroyal Farm (in Boonville). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Healdsburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Calistoga, Mendocino Coast, Pech Merle Winery, Pennyroyal Farm, Lula Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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. Take a break from the city and head to Redwood National Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery and Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room. Explore Trinidad's surroundings by going to Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy (in Orick) and Enderts Beach (in Redwood National Park).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Healdsburg in December: highs in Trinidad hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Art of the Burl Redwood Gallery, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Humboldt Redwoods State Park ©
Humboldt Redwoods State Park
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Parsons Memorial. Visiting Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, make a trip to Olmsted Point, fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

You can drive from Trinidad to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Trinidad in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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. On the 3rd (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and finally make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stop by AiX.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel driving holiday website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Shop till you drop at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Alpine to see Lions, Tigers & Bears about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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Getting from Carmel to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Carmel in January, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, contemplate the long history of Avila Adobe, make a trip to Montana Avenue, and take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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