14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h
Sunnyvale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  13​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Sunnyvale
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
Amsterdam

2
days
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Sunnyvale, officially the City of Sunnyvale, is a city located in Santa Clara County, California. Rodin Sculpture Garden has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Blackhawk Museum, then look for gifts at Wente Vineyards, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Pleasanton Farmers' Market, then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then explore the world behind art at Rodin Sculpture Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sunnyvale trip planning app

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sunnyvale is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in April; daily highs in Sunnyvale reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Wildlife Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Wente Vineyards, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Blackhawk Museum, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, Pleasanton Farmers' Market
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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Blackhawk Museum ©
Blackhawk Museum

2
days
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, then stop by Garden Gallery, then look for gifts at Shell Shop Inc, and finally take a peaceful walk through Elfin Forest Preserve. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Point San Luis Lighthouse and then stroll through Pismo State Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pismo Beach online trip builder

You can drive from Sunnyvale to Pismo Beach in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Pismo Beach can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Morro Bay, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Elfin Forest Preserve, Pismo State Beach
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Morro Bay Skateboard Museum
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse
Shell Shop Inc
Shell Shop Inc

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planning app

Getting from Pismo Beach to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Old Mission Santa Ines, Fess Parker, Ostrich Land
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines
Fess Parker ©
Fess Parker

1
day
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 17th (Tue), hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker tool

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Santa Barbara in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hunt for treasures at El Portal Market, then see the interesting displays at Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, and then stroll through Merced Grove. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along Wawona Meadow, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder

You can do a combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in April, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sunnyvale.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum, El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead
Merced Grove ©
Merced Grove

2
days
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Mission San Juan Bautista and then identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sunnyvale road trip website

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sunnyvale takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sunnyvale: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sunnyvale

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay State Beach, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mission San Juan Bautista, The Stanford Shopping Center
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Bautista ©
Mission San Juan Bautista
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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