12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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12 days in California Itinerary

Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Quebec City, Quebec

2
nights
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 24th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning tool .

Quebec City, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Quebec City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In November, Los Angeles is much hotter than Quebec City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
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). On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, sample the tasty concoctions at 927 Beer Company, then admire the natural beauty at Cambria Nursery and Florist, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenspace Creekside Reserve.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cambria online visit planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get slightly colder in Cambria: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Moonstone Cellars ©
Moonstone Cellars
Greenspace Creekside Reserve ©
Greenspace Creekside Reserve

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, and then take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip builder app .

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in November: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Get outdoors at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker site .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in November, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. Keep things going the next day: hike along Lands End, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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