9 days in California Itinerary

9 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Santa Monica
— 3 nights


San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stop by Flax Art & Design, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and stop by The Embarcadero.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 23rd (Wed), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, then do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, and finally do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Helena online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 3 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 25th (Fri), wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally look for gifts at Bergamot Station. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfrider Beach, and then kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from St. Helena to Santa Monica in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in October, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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.