19 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
San Diego
— 4 nights


Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, identify plant and animal life at McGurk Meadow, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at North Dome, then look for gifts at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Orlando to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in November, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 54°F and lows at 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Musee Mecanique. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, get curious at Exploratorium, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Helena.
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St. Helena — 4 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Modus Operandi Cellars. Appreciate the collections at Hess Persson Estates and Mumm Napa. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, admire the majestic nature at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read St. Helena tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to St. Helena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in St. Helena, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.
Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Head to Santa Monica Farmers Market and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station & Third Street Promenade). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker website.

Fly from St. Helena to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Helena in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 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.
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House capture your imagination. There's much more to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in November, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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California travel guide

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.