15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Diego
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
Mojave
— 1 night
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
6
Monterey
— 1 night
7
St. Helena
— 1 night
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to San Diego is minus 3 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in November, with highs in San Diego at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and then kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

1
night
Mojave

Mojave ©
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mojave Trail and then don't miss a visit to Mojave Air and Space Port.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mojave road trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Mojave in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Mojave at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Mojave Air and Space Port ©
Mojave Air and Space Port

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gower Gulch Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mojave to Death Valley National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Mojave in November, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Gower Gulch Loop ©
Gower Gulch Loop
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and get great views at Washburn Point.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, thenkick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Monterey to be warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, thenlearn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helena online attractions planner.

Getting from Monterey to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in November, plan for little chillier nights in St. Helena, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Inglenook
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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thenbrush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally do a tasting at Press Club.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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