33 days in Minnesota & California Itinerary

33 days in Minnesota & California Itinerary

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Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Bloomington
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights
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Monterey
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Bloomington

— 4 nights
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Minneapolis Institute of Art and Cathedral of Saint Paul. Get some cultural insight at Science Museum of Minnesota and Mill City Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Northern Vineyards Winery (in Stillwater) and Red Wing Marine Museum (in Red Wing). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, browse the different shops at Mall of America, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Bloomington is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Bloomington due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in March; daily highs in Bloomington reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 4:

San Diego

— 6 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Town Temecula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Temecula Olive Oil Company (in Temecula), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Carlsbad (The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch & Carlsbad Village). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bloomington to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bloomington to San Diego. Traveling from Bloomington in April, you will find days in San Diego are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are much hotter (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 10:

Anaheim

— 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 11th (Sun), make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Marconi Automotive Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral, then catch some excitement at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, and finally catch some excitement at Splash Mountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Anaheim online trip maker.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wayfarers Chapel and The Nethercutt Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Holocaust Museum LA. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach Pier (in Manhattan Beach), The Point Vicente Interpretive Center (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Vasquez Rocks Natural Area (in Agua Dulce). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, admire the striking features of Watts Towers, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, and learn about winemaking at San Antonio Winery.

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Getting from Anaheim to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. April in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Santa Barbara

— 4 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa del Herrero and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and Reagan Ranch Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Sunstone Winery (in Santa Ynez) and Old Mission Santa Ines (in Solvang). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard, don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip builder site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in April, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 20:

Monterey

— 4 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Step off the beaten path and head to Carmel River State Beach and Wine Tours & Tastings. Step out of Monterey to go to Salinas and see National Steinbeck Center, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, take in the waterfront at Coast Guard Pier, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in April: highs in Monterey hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at Napa Bee Driven, do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works, then do a tasting at Markham Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Girard Winery. On your second day here, do a tasting at Caldwell Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Cuvaison, then contemplate the long history of General M.G. Vallejo Home, and finally learn about winemaking at Repris Wines.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in April: highs in Napa hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Asian Art Museum and Filoli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Wells Fargo Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Stanford Shopping Center (in Palo Alto), John Muir National Historic Site (in Martinez) and Oakland California Temple (in Oakland). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, steep yourself in history at Sutro Baths, and explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Promenade.

For other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in April, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:

Minnesota travel guide

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

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.