58 days in California Itinerary

58 days in California Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Sonoma
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Napa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  5 h
10
Santa Monica
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
12
Malibu
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
13
Healdsburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
14
Glen Ellen
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
15
Santa Rosa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
16
Yountville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

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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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sonoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 6:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), appreciate the views at Sonoma Valley and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Cline Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, then do a tasting at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, and finally stroll around Sonoma Plaza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sonoma road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sonoma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 41°F in Sonoma. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Tours Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Sonoma Valley ©
Sonoma Valley
Wine Tours & Tastings
Sonoma Plaza ©
Sonoma Plaza

4
nights
Napa

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.
Napa is known for wineries, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, do a tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery, and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Napa vacation planning website.

Napa is just a short distance from Sonoma. In November in Napa, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Carneros ©
Domaine Carneros
Wine Tours & Tastings
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey is known for scenic drive, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monterey, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room ©
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room

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Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and finally walk around Shoreline Park.

Discover how to plan a Santa Barbara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in November, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego online day trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): laugh and play at Downtown Disney and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Huntington Beach Pier and then find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Anaheim sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Huntington Beach Pier
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

6
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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, engage your brain at California Science Center, and listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning site.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Anaheim. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Bay
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

6
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.
You've now added Taft Point to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Yosemite National Park side-trips: Columbia Candy Kitchen (in Columbia) and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum (in Groveland). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour website.

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. In November, Yosemite National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 54°F and lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Columbia Candy Kitchen, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally wander the streets of Rodeo Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War and then find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Rodeo Drive, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, and steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 56°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malibu Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and finally walk around Malibu Bluffs Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at El Matador State Beach, then stroll through Carbon Beach, and finally deepen your understanding at Pepperdine University.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Malibu day trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Malibu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December; daily highs in Malibu reach 67°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery, and finally don't miss a visit to Healdsburg Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Gary Farrell Winery, learn about winemaking at Dry Creek Vineyard, then do a tasting at Ferrari-Carano Winery, then learn about winemaking at Pech Merle Winery, and finally do a tasting at The Meeker Vineyard Tasting Room.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Healdsburg holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Malibu to Healdsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Malibu in December, things will get little chillier in Healdsburg: highs are around 60°F and lows about 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Geyserville, Korbel Champagne Cellars
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gary Farrell Winery ©
Gary Farrell Winery

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Glen Ellen

Glen Ellen ©
Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. Glen Ellen is known for wineries, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Chateau St. Jean, admire the majestic nature at Jack London State Historic Park, take in the exciting artwork at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, and stop by Glen Ellen Village Market.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Glen Ellen fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to Glen Ellen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Glen Ellen, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kenwood, 101 North Brewing Company
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Benziger Family Winery ©
Benziger Family Winery
Chateau St. Jean ©
Chateau St. Jean
Glen Ellen Village Market ©
Glen Ellen Village Market

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Charles M. Schulz Museum, view the masterpieces at Paradise Ridge Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari West. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Spring Lake Park and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Rosa sightseeing planner.

Santa Rosa is very close to Glen Ellen. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Rosa can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yountville.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Parks Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Charles M. Schulz Museum ©
Charles M. Schulz Museum
St. Francis Winery and Vineyards ©
St. Francis Winery and Vineyards

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Yountville

Yountville ©
Named after the man responsible for establishing Napa Valley's first vineyard, Yountville is a destination for foodies.
Step out of Yountville to go to Calistoga and see Sterling Vineyards, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Domaine Chandon.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yountville trip maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Rosa to Yountville in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Yountville can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Yountville

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Frog's Leap Winery, Sterling Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Chandon ©
Domaine Chandon
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars

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