12 days in California Itinerary

12 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Palm Springs
— 1 night
2
Cambria
— 2 nights
3
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Brandini Toffee.

Plan trip to Palm Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

London, UK to Palm Springs is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Palm Springs are much hotter (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palm Desert
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Antique Galleries of Palm Springs ©
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs
El Paseo Shopping District ©
El Paseo Shopping District
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee

2
nights
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). Get some cultural insight at Fiona Bleu Gallery and Ephraim Pottery West Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piedras Blancas and Artifacts Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cambria: Hearst Castle (in San Simeon), Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (in Big Sur) and Morro Rock (in Morro Bay). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Cambria Nursery and Florist, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cambria trip planning app.

Getting from Palm Springs to Cambria by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in May, with highs in Cambria at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Simeon, Morro Bay, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): walk around Noyo Headlands Park, take in the exciting artwork at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Highlight Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ananse Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, do a tasting at Lula Cellars, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort Bragg journey builder.

You can drive from Cambria to Fort Bragg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, subway, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fort Bragg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mendocino, Philo
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Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): wander the streets of Ocean Avenue, thenkick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden, view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Gallery Carmel, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Photography West Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carmel tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Fort Bragg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Monterey Bay
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Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery ©

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.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, walk around Mono Lake County Park, and then cruise along Tioga Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, thenadmire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

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You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carmel in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center

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