58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Sonoma
— 2 nights
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Napa
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Santa Monica
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Malibu
— 3 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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Glen Ellen
— 3 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
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Yountville
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Cline Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, then do a tasting at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and finally stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Sonoma road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Sonoma. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gundlach Bundschu Winery ©
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley

4
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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.
Napa is known for wineries, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, learn about winemaking at Robert Biale Vineyards, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Napa tour itinerary planner.

Napa is just a short distance from Sonoma. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Judd's Hill MicroCrush ©
Judd's Hill MicroCrush

3
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Napa in November since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and finally walk around Shoreline Park.

Discover how to plan a Santa Barbara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in November, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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San Diego

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in November since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): laugh and play at Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Anaheim sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Los Angeles

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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site.

Drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
You've now added Taft Point to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Yosemite National Park side-trips: Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland) and Columbia Candy Kitchen (in Columbia). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 54°F and 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

3
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Santa Monica

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.
On the 7th (Sat), go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally wander the streets of Rodeo Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 14 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of tram, train, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 56°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and finally walk around Malibu Bluffs Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, then stroll through Carbon Beach, and finally deepen your understanding at Pepperdine University.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Malibu trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Malibu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and tram. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December: high temperatures in Malibu hover around 67°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Healdsburg Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, then do a tasting at Ferrari-Carano Winery, then learn about winemaking at Pech Merle Winery, and finally do a tasting at The Meeker Vineyard Tasting Room.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Malibu to Healdsburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malibu in December, things will get little chillier in Healdsburg: highs are around 60°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Gary Farrell Winery ©
Gary Farrell Winery

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Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen ©
Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Glen Ellen is known for wineries, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at B.R. Cohn Winery, stop by Glen Ellen Village Market, and view the masterpieces at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glen Ellen itinerary planner.

Drive from Healdsburg to Glen Ellen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Glen Ellen, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

3
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Santa Rosa

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, view the masterpieces at Paradise Ridge Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Spring Lake Park and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa sightseeing planner.

Santa Rosa is very close to Glen Ellen. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Rosa can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
Safari West ©
Safari West

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Step out of Yountville to go to Calistoga and see Sterling Vineyards, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Cliff Lede Vineyards, admire the landmark architecture of Domaine Chandon, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yountville trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Yountville in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Yountville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon ©
Domaine Chandon
Cliff Lede Vineyards ©
Cliff Lede Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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