44 days in California Itinerary

44 days in California Itinerary

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44 days in California Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Long Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Beverly Hills
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Santa Ana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Cupertino
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Berkeley
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Petaluma
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Magic Castle, Autry Museum of the American West, Santa Monica Bay, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Buenos Aires in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
La La Tours ©
La La Tours
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, trek along Mariposa Grove, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 14°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Google Android Lawn Statues as well as Computer History Museum. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco route planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are much hotter (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mountain View
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Diego vacation planning website .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in November; daily highs in San Diego reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Get out of town with these interesting Laguna Beach side-trips: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Old Town Temecula (in Temecula). There's still lots to do: put a fun spin on your tour with ClueHoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, stroll around Heisler Park, and see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Laguna Beach trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Laguna Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dana Point, Old Town Temecula, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

3
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Naples Island, then stroll through Long Beach Waterfront, and then browse the different shops at Shoreline Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Long Beach vacation builder site .

You can drive from Laguna Beach to Long Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

US Submarine Veterans WWII National Memorial West
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Naples Island ©
Naples Island

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Malibu is known for beaches, museums, nature, wineries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park, immerse yourself in nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, and explore the world behind art at Frederick Weisman Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Malibu trip maker website .

You can drive from Long Beach to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Malibu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Paramount Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©

3
nights
Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Santa Monica State Beach, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then shop like a local with Revolver Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Rodeo Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Mulholland Drive, then stop by Burbank Town Center, and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beverly Hills planning app .

You can drive from Malibu to Beverly Hills in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Beverly Hills, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Burbank Town Center, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

3
nights
Santa Ana

Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California. Go for a jaunt from Santa Ana to Huntington Beach to see Downtown Huntington Beach about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Huntington Beach Pier, examine the collection at Lyon Air Museum, and browse the different shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Ana online day trip planner .

Drive from Beverly Hills to Santa Ana in 1.5 hours. In December in Santa Ana, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Museums Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Huntington Beach, Vietnam War Memorial, Irvine Spectrum Center, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Christ Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier
Lyon Air Museum ©
Lyon Air Museum

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to Palm Canyon Drive, then delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, then admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at VillageFest. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, then take in the awesome beauty at San Jacinto Mountain, and finally relax in the rural setting at Sam Cobb Farms.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Ana to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cupertino.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sam Cobb Farms
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain

3
nights
Cupertino

Cupertino ©
Cupertino is a U.S. Step out of Cupertino with an excursion to Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Castle Rock State Park, walk around Rancho San Antonio County Park, stop by Apple Infinite Loop, and take an in-depth tour of Campbell Historical Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cupertino trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palm Springs to Cupertino. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in December, with highs in Cupertino at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Berkeley.

Things to do in Cupertino

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Los Gatos, Swanton Berry Farm, Hakone Gardens, Campbell Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vasona Lake County Park ©
Vasona Lake County Park
Swanton Berry Farm ©
Swanton Berry Farm
Castle Rock State Park ©
Castle Rock State Park

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nights
Berkeley

Berkeley ©
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): walk around Tilden Regional Park, then explore the galleries of Lawrence Hall of Science, then deepen your understanding at University of California, Berkeley, and finally savor the flavors at Monterey Market. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Riggers Loft Wine Company, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Berkeley online vacation planner .

You can drive from Cupertino to Berkeley in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Berkeley can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Petaluma.

Things to do in Berkeley

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Oakland Public Library, Riggers Loft Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Tilden Regional Park ©
Tilden Regional Park
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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nights
Petaluma

Petaluma ©
Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, 32mi north of San Francisco. Petaluma is known for parks, shopping, breweries & distilleries, wineries, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: bet on your favorite at Simraceway Performance Driving Center, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, learn about winemaking at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, and look for gifts at Petaluma Seed Bank.

Planning Petaluma trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Berkeley to Petaluma takes an hour. Traveling from Berkeley in December, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Petaluma. On the 27th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Petaluma

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sonoma
Highlights from your plan
Simraceway Performance Driving Center ©
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

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