8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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8 days in California Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Healdsburg
— 1 day
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get some cultural insight at Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town.

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Philadelphia to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
Healdsburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, do a tasting at Williamson Wines Tasting Room, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Thumbprint Cellars.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Healdsburg trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Healdsburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Healdsburg, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, browse the exhibits of USS Pampanito, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Healdsburg in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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