17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Orick
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Orlando

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nights
Orick

Orick
Orick is a census-designated place situated on the banks of the Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, California. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orick tour planner .

Orlando to Orick is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to Orick. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in June; daily highs in Orick reach 63°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Orick

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

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nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica journey site .

Explore your travel options from Orick to Santa Monica with the Route module. In June, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer than Orick - with highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Los Angeles
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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nights
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.
Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in San Diego are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 18th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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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 23rd (Tue), stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planning site .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 94°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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