34 days in California Itinerary

34 days in California Itinerary

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34 days in California Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Truckee
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Healdsburg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Springfield

4
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.
Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner .

Springfield to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Springfield in November, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

7
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 54°F and lows at 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Change things up with a short trip to West Coast Falconry in Marysville (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Donner Cross Country, explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, and fly down the slopes at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Truckee in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Truckee hover around 41°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Emerald Bay State Park, West Coast Falconry
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West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park

4
nights
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Healdsburg side-trips: Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, & more) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Plaza, and examine the collection at Charles M. Schulz Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Truckee to Healdsburg takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Truckee in December, expect nights in Healdsburg to be warmer, around 36°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Sonoma Plaza, Wine Tours & Tastings, Jack London State Historic Park
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

7
nights
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and wander the streets of SoMa.

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

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Healdsburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Tours Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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