14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
San Simeon
— 1 night
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour planner.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then stroll through Piedras Blancas, and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

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Drive from San Francisco to San Simeon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

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Getting from San Simeon to Monterey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by combination of taxi and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): have fun at California Science Center, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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