57 days in California Itinerary

57 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to Tijuana, Bus to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 6 nights
Fly
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Napa
— 6 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 6 nights
Drive
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Point Reyes National Seashore
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 9 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 6 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 7 nights
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Tram to San Ysidro/Intl Border, Bus to Tijuana, Fly to La Paz

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Los Angeles

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, &more). Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip planner.

La Paz, Mexico to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from La Paz to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from La Paz in January, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

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Santa Barbara

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Maria (Foxen Vineyard & Winery & Rancho Sisquoc Winery), Heritage House Museum (in Arroyo Grande) and Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail (in Avila Beach). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at 246 Wine & Brew Tours, get outside with Santa Barbara Soaring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and take in the exciting artwork at Santa Barbara Art Glass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Napa.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Napa

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Napa: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), Sonoma Portworks (in Petaluma) and St. Helena (VGS Chateau Potelle & Dean & DeLuca). Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Francisco Solano, steep yourself in history at Lachryma Montis, and explore the world behind art at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Napa online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. In January, Napa is slightly colder than Santa Barbara - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Healdsburg

— 6 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Step out of Healdsburg with an excursion to Mendocino Coast in Mendocino--about 2 hours away. Dedicate the 26th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Healdsburg are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Point Reyes National Seashore

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wittenberg and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Martin Griffin Preserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tule Elk Preserve and then surround yourself with nature on Point Reyes Safaris.

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You can drive from Healdsburg to Point Reyes National Seashore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Point Reyes National Seashore are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Point Reyes National Seashore

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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San Francisco

— 9 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, get great views at Twin Peaks, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Point Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Point Reyes National Seashore in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Yosemite National Park

— 8 nights
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.
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To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (10°C), and nights are cooler (-9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tahoe City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Tahoe City

— 6 nights
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Get out of town with these interesting Tahoe City side-trips: Truckee (Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, Tahoe Donner, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing, fly down the slopes at Granlibakken Ski and Sled Area, and get outside with SWA Watersports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tahoe City day trip site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Tahoe City takes 4 hours. February in Tahoe City sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

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San Diego

— 7 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 out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tahoe City to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tahoe City in February, expect San Diego to be much hotter, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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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.