15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
2
Bridgeport
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
4
Fresno
— 1 night
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tioga Pass and El Capitan. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation maker.

Amritsar, India to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Amritsar in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
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Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and then steep yourself in history at Bodie State Historic Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bridgeport trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport. In September in Bridgeport, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

2
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 21st (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and then hike along General Grant Tree Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bridgeport to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. When traveling from Bridgeport in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

1
night
Fresno

Fresno ©
The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
On the 23rd (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, steep yourself in history at Forestiere Underground Gardens, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Shinzen Japanese Garden, and finally stroll around Woodward Regional Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fresno trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. September in Fresno sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Forestiere Underground Gardens ©
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Fresno Chaffee Zoo ©
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Woodward Regional Park ©
Woodward Regional Park

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 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Simeon day trip planner.

You can drive from Fresno to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fresno in September since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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. On the 25th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, 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: stroll through Point Lobos, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, thentake in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Simeon in September: highs in Monterey hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, stroll through Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally visit North Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

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You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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