8 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Napa Valley Itinerary

8 days in San Diego, Los Angeles & Napa Valley Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel planner

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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
You've now added Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to your itinerary. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel route builder tool.

Indianapolis to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in August: highs in San Diego hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 68°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip site.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 12th (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to St. Helena in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in St. Helena, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours · Wineries

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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.