4 days in California Itinerary

4 days in California Itinerary

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San Carlos
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 day
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San Carlos
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Sonoma
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San Carlos
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San Carlos — 1 night

San Carlos is a city in San Mateo County, California on the San Francisco Peninsula, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos trip website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Carlos. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will leave for San Francisco on the 20th (Mon).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

San Francisco — 1 day

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning site.

Drive from San Carlos to San Francisco in an hour. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Carlos.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

San Carlos — 1 night

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos trip planning website.

Drive from San Francisco to San Carlos in an hour. You will leave for San Simeon on the 21st (Tue).
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

San Simeon — 1 night

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 21st (Tue), explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach.

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Drive from San Carlos to San Simeon in 3.5 hours. Traveling from San Carlos in June, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Sonoma.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip

Sonoma

Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sonoma online trip maker.

You can drive from San Simeon to Sonoma in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in June, expect nights in Sonoma to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to San Carlos.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

San Carlos

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Carlos road trip planning app.

Drive from Sonoma to San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sonoma in June, San Carlos is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.

Sonoma County travel guide

4.8
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.