10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Calistoga
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can fly to Calistoga.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 22nd (Mon), do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Calistoga online travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Calistoga in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get little chillier in Calistoga: highs are around 67°F and lows about 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and North Beach. There's more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Calistoga in November, with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature
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Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Get outdoors at Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatchery and Beals Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery and Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Macchia Wines in Acampo (about 56 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Governor's Mansion.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sacramento itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier nights in Sacramento, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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California travel guide

4.1
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

4.4
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.