9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Palo Alto
— 1 night
— 1 night
Shuttle to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Jakarta


San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take a stroll through Union Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Jakarta to San Francisco. In December, San Francisco is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yountville.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Yountville — 1 night

On the 25th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at VGS Chateau Potelle, then appreciate the views at Swanson Vineyards Salon, and finally do a tasting at Cosentino Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yountville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yountville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Yountville. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palo Alto.
Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Palo Alto — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Baylands Nature Preserve - City of Palo Alto, then take an in-depth tour of Hiller Aviation Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Sigona's Farmers Market.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Palo Alto online trip planner.

You can drive from Yountville to Palo Alto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Traveling from Yountville in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Palo Alto, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Monterey — 1 night

On the 27th (Wed), savor the flavors at Monterey Bay Food Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then stop by AiX.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palo Alto to Monterey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

California travel guide

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

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.