15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California tour itinerary planner

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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mojave
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 2 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.
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 26°C and lows at 16°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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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.
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, then enjoy 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, then enjoy 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 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mojave.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Mojave

— 1 night
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 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Mojave at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
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Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

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 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monterey using our trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

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, then learn 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: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in November, plan for little chillier nights in St. Helena, with lows around 5°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

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

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, then brush 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, then take 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 do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Helena in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°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 · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
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.