11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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11 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13 h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
St. Helena
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
West Hollywood
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park custom trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -10°C in Yosemite National Park. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Let the collections at The Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum capture your imagination. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

few
hours
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Helena when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 3°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Heibel Ranch Vineyards ©
Heibel Ranch Vineyards

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and Avila Adobe. You'll explore and learn at Getty Center The Publications and GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from St. Helena to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Helena in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 22°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
West Hollywood

West Hollywood
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read West Hollywood trip itinerary planner.

West Hollywood is very close to Los Angeles. In January, daily temperatures in West Hollywood can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in West Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

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