17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Ljubljana

3
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.
The Getty Center and Hammer Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Two Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, and admire the masterpieces at Craft & Folk Art Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Ljubljana to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Montana Avenue
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. There's still lots to do: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Inglenook, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to St. Helena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in April, St. Helena is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rutherford, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Carmel Art Association, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then hike along Point Lobos.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Carmel itinerary builder app .

You can drive from St. Helena to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Traveling from St. Helena in April, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to North Dome and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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