14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
5
San Diego
— 2 nights

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Washington DC to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Valley Chapel ©
Yosemite Valley Chapel
North Dome ©
North Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ignatius Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco route maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge ©

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
San Diego Air & Space Museum ©
San Diego Air & Space Museum

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