17 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
— 1 night
San Jose
— 2 nights
— 9 nights
Drive to San Francisco International Airport, Fly to Singapore


San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then wander the streets of The Castro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel app.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lodi.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Lodi — 1 night

Lodi is a city located in San Joaquin County, California, in the northern portion of California's Central Valley. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): do a tasting at Macchia Wines, then do a tasting at Klinker Brick Winery, then stroll around Lodi Lake Park, and finally do a tasting at Michael David Vineyards.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lodi online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Lodi takes 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lodi: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to San Jose.
Wineries · Parks
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San Jose — 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Filoli, then have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Winchester Mystery House, then take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, then learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip builder website.

Drive from Lodi to San Jose in 2 hours. While traveling from Lodi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alameda.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks
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Alameda — 9 nights

Alameda is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Hornet Museum and Downtown Alameda. John Muir National Historic Site and Fourth Street will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Alameda side-trips: Lindsay Wildlife Museum (in Walnut Creek), Jarvis Estate (in Napa) and Hiller Aviation Museum (in San Carlos). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Lawrence Hall of Science, examine the collection at Blackhawk Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crown Memorial State Beach, and walk around Shoreline Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alameda trip site.

You can drive from San Jose to Alameda in an hour. When traveling from San Jose in August, plan for little chillier days in Alameda, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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California travel guide

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.