11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California visit planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Camarillo
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Lands End has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Battery Spencer and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): go for a walk through Lombard Street, hike along Lands End, walk around Golden Gate Park, then visit Chinatown, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation builder.

Atlanta to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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've now added Bridalveil Fall to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Moro Rock Trail, Giant Forest and Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Kings Canyon Scenic Byway, admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. In August, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 41°C and lows of 20°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cannery Row, Pfeiffer State Beach, Point Sur State Historic Park, and other attractions you added. On the 25th (Wed), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row. Keep things going the next day: cruise along 17-Mile Drive, enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally get great views at Ragged Point.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Monterey to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Morro Bay

— 1 night
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pismo Pier as well as Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. On the 27th (Fri), take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, enjoy the sand and surf at Avila Main Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Morro Bay day trip website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in August, expect nights in Morro Bay to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Camarillo.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Camarillo

— 2 nights
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. state of California. Your list of things to see and do now includes Laguna Beach Pirate Tower, Beverly Hills Tours, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and other attractions.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Camarillo trip planner.

You can drive from Morro Bay to Camarillo in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Camarillo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Camarillo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Beach, La Jolla Cove, and other attractions you added. On the 29th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, then kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder tool.

You can drive from Camarillo to San Diego in 3 hours. Traveling from Camarillo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.