5 days in California Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips California visit planner
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Fly to San Diego International Airport, Drive to Alpine
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Alpine
— 1 night
Drive
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Lompoc
— 3 nights
Drive to Santa Maria Pub/Capt G Allan Hancock Field, Fly to Washington

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Alpine — 1 night

Alpine is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County, California. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears. On your second day here, do a tasting at Dulzura Vineyard & Winery and then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Mountain Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alpine trip planning app.

Washington to Alpine is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington in December; daily highs in Alpine reach 70°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lompoc.
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Lompoc — 3 nights

Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, then learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then do a tasting at Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Sanford Winery & Vineyards and then learn the secrets of beer at 246 Wine & Brew Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lompoc trip planner.

You can drive from Alpine to Lompoc in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Alpine in December, plan for little chillier days in Lompoc, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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California travel guide

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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.
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