7 days in California Itinerary

7 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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Healdsburg
— 1 day
Drive
2
Yountville
— 1 night
Drive
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Sapphire Hill Winery, do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, then do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room, and finally learn about winemaking at Alexander Valley Vineyards.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg trip maker tool.

Los Angeles to Healdsburg is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Healdsburg reach 60°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yountville.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries

1
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Yountville

Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yountville holiday tool.

Drive from Healdsburg to Yountville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In January, daily temperatures in Yountville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, visit Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then stop by SoMa.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Yountville to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Yountville in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then walk around La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning site.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally shop like a local with Montana Avenue.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.