16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Anaheim
— 1 night
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
7
Bridgeport
— 1 night
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney, discover the magic at Disneyland Park, and then experience the excitement of Radiator Springs Racers. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and then discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planning tool.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Anaheim is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Florianopolis to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Florianopolis in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Anaheim, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, thencontemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and finally stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, thentrek along General Grant Tree Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Congress Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Anaheim in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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 (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species 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 where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

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

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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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the activities along Monterey Bay, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenkick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Monterey
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, thenstep off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to Book Passage, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, thenexamine the collection at de Young Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tioga Pass and El Capitan. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Four Mile Trail, trek along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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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 31st (Sat): walk around Mono Lake County Park, thenmingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie State Historic Park, and then contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bridgeport holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport. In October, daytime highs in Bridgeport are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lee Vining
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

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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 1st (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains, get great views at Dante's View, thentake a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, thenexplore the activities along Badwater Basin, thenexplore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

Planning Death Valley National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bridgeport to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Bridgeport in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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