12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
2
Philo
— 1 night
3
Paso Robles
— 1 night
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
5
Palm Springs
— 3 nights

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mono County Museum and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie State Historic Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

New York City to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 78-hour bus ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in March since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Philo.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mono County Museum ©
Mono County Museum
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center

1
night
Philo

Philo ©
Philo is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. On the 1st (Mon), learn about winemaking at Lula Cellars, do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Husch Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Phillips Hill Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Pennyroyal Farm, thenenjoy the sea views from Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, thendo a tasting at Toulouse Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Navarro Vineyards.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philo visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Philo. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect Philo to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Philo

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum, Pennyroyal Farm
Highlights from your plan
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum ©
Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum
Navarro Vineyards ©
Navarro Vineyards

1
night
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Artifacts Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then stroll through Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Camp Roberts Historical Museum, thendo a tasting at Veris Cellars, thenexamine the collection at Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Studios on the Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paso Robles route tool.

Drive from Philo to Paso Robles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Philo in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paso Robles: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambria, Camp Roberts Historical Museum, Veris Cellars, Friends of the Elephant Seal
Highlights from your plan
Camp Roberts Historical Museum ©
Camp Roberts Historical Museum
Paso Robles Pioneer Museum ©
Paso Robles Pioneer Museum
Studios on the Park ©
Studios on the Park

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then cruise along Artists Dr. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thenstroll through Gower Gulch Loop, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Paso Robles in April, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Gower Gulch Loop ©
Gower Gulch Loop
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

3
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 7th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, shop like a local with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, thentake in the exciting artwork at Motif, thenexamine the collection at Ruddy's General Store Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tennis Club District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, thensee the interesting displays at The Dream Wanderer, and then examine the collection at Integratron.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Palm Springs trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Palm Springs by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, expect Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between °F and °F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Landers
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Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Integratron ©
Integratron
Ruddy's General Store Museum ©
Ruddy's General Store Museum

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