12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Healdsburg
— 2 nights
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, don't miss a visit to Haight Street, thenstroll around Golden Gate Park, and finally stroll the grounds of San Francisco National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Kingston, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kingston to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kingston in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, thenadmire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, thenlearn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, and finally awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Healdsburg tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, bus, and train. Traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for little chillier nights in Healdsburg, with lows around °C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Francis Ford Coppola Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alexander Valley Vineyards ©
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

2
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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 18th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Carmel Beach Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Carmel River State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, thentake in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and finally admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Healdsburg in April, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, 17-Mile Drive
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Carmel - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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