19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Mexico City
Fly + subway + bus:  9​h 15​min
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Mexico City

2
days
Napa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On your second day here, stop by Oxbow Public Market, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa travel route tool .

Mexico City, Mexico to Napa is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, subway, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Napa is minus 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Helena.

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Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market

2
days
St. Helena

The city of St.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful Geyser of California.

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St. Helena is just a short distance from Napa. In July in St. Helena, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Sonoma.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Tours, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trips

Robert Mondavi Winery, Old Faithful Geyser of California, Wine Tours & Tastings, Mumm Napa
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Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
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Robert Mondavi Winery

2
days
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, then do a tasting at Benziger Family Winery, and then savor the flavors at Sonoma Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sonoma trip planner .

Drive from St. Helena to Sonoma in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sonoma

#Parks, #Wineries, #Tours

Side Trips

Glen Ellen, VJB Cellars
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Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site .

Getting from Sonoma to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sonoma in July, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Tue), make a trip to Olmsted Point, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 8°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Monica.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
days
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll through Santa Monica Beach, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Monica day trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Monica, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Beach

3
days
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip tool .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park
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Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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