15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 1 night
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 7 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with San Diego Scuba Guide, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online journey planner.

Boston to San Diego is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Original Muscle Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Original Muscle Beach ©
Original Muscle Beach

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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. Point Lobos has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Wyland Gallery Carmel, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit Chinatown, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally wander the streets of The Embarcadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): do a tasting at Gary Farrell Winery, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Rosa online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Rosa, with highs around 79°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Ace It Bike Tours
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Ace It Bike Tours ©
Ace It Bike Tours
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Redwood National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park journey app.

Drive from Santa Rosa to Redwood National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Santa Rosa in October, plan for little chillier days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Trails · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Falls, Vernal Fall, and other attractions you added. Get outdoors at North Dome and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and tee off at Big Trees Golf Course.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Redwood National Park in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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