11 days in California Itinerary

11 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 day
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
4
Cambria
— 1 night
5
Carmel
— 1 night
6
Fort Bragg
— 1 day
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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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 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, thenwander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles. In July in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

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Two Rodeo Drive
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Panorama Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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 13th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Cambria.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenview the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Harmony Pottery Works, thenview the masterpieces at Artifacts Gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cambria trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Cambria in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cambria when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Harmony Pottery Works
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Monterey Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Cambria in July, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, view the masterpieces at Ananse Village, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Highlight Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally stroll around Noyo Headlands Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to Fort Bragg by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Carmel in July, you will find days in Fort Bragg are much hotter (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Highlight Gallery ©
Highlight Gallery
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Ananse Village ©
Ananse Village

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, thenwander the streets of Union Square, thensteep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, thenexamine the collection at Exploratorium, thentake a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Fort Bragg in July, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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