8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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Truckee
— 1 day
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sonoma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area, glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, and then make a trip to Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

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

Atlanta to Truckee is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Truckee is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Atlanta, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Truckee, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Truckee

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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nights
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Truckee in December, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are much warmer (45°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jack London State Historic Park, learn about winemaking at Benziger Family Winery, and then take in the history at Mission San Francisco Solano.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sonoma tour itinerary maker website.

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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Sonoma dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Calistoga.

Things to do in Sonoma

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, see the interesting displays at Sharpsteen Museum, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Calistoga road trip planner.

Getting from Sonoma to Calistoga by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Calistoga sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Redwood National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in January, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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.

Napa Valley travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.