17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Drive
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
5
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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4
nights
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 National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Half Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
Half Dome ©
Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9
Taft Point ©
Must see
Taft Point
4.9

1
night

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 28th (Wed), trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then hike along Moro Rock Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Moro Rock Trail ©
Geologic Formation
Moro Rock Trail
4.9

3
nights
San Diego

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in San Diego. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
San Diego Zoo ©
Zoo
San Diego Zoo
4.5
USS Midway Museum ©
Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8
Balboa Park ©
Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

3
nights
Los Angeles

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your trip
Disneyland Park ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Theme Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
4.4
Santa Monica Pier ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

3
nights
St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Dedicate the 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides and do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena day trip app.

Fly from Los Angeles to St. Helena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect St. Helena to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
©
Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.6

2
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, make a trip to Book Passage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary site.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from St. Helena in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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