24 days in California Itinerary

24 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

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Oakland
— 2 nights
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Berkeley
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 17 nights
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Oakland

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, walk around Redwood Regional Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Oakland California Temple. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Merritt, make a trip to Jack London Square, and then sample the fine beverages at St. George Spirits.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oakland itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Berkeley.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Berkeley

— 2 nights
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Trefethen Family Vineyards, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then gain insight at University of California, Berkeley.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berkeley online vacation planner.

Berkeley is just a short distance from Oakland. November in Berkeley sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Berkeley

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, then hike along Mariposa Grove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Berkeley to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Berkeley in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

San Jose

— 17 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Carmel (Carmel River State Beach, Point Lobos, &more), LJB Farms (in San Martin) and Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, &more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Jose trip planning site.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Jose by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Jose hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — Dec 10:

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.