5 days in California Itinerary

5 days in California Itinerary

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5 days in California Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll through SoMa and then wander the streets of Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool .

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): do a tasting at Inglenook, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then explore and take pictures at Jack London State Historic Park, and finally do a tasting at VJB Cellars.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena holiday planner .

Drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inglenook, VJB Cellars, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Schramsberg Vineyards, Jack London State Historic Park
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Diego travel route planner .

Getting from St. Helena to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from St. Helena, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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