10 days in California Itinerary

10 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Calistoga
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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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): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey website.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 76°F and lows at 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

Side Trip

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Calistoga

Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 22nd (Mon), learn about winemaking at Prager Winery & Port Works.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Calistoga journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Calistoga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: high temperatures in Calistoga hover around 67°F and lows are around 41°F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries

Side Trip

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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.
You've now added Wine Tours & Tastings to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and North Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Calistoga to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Calistoga in November, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Tours · 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 Governor's Mansion. When in Sacramento, make a side trip to see Macchia Wines in Acampo, approximately Acampo away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sacramento road trip planning site.

Drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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California travel guide

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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.