13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Groveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Big Sur
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
8
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Montreal

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Bay Lights, Nob Hill and 16 Avenue Tiled Steps. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, then don't miss a visit to 16 Avenue Tiled Steps, and finally wander the streets of Nob Hill. On the next day, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then make a trip to Lombard Street, then admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park, and finally make a trip to The Bay Lights.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco route site .

Montreal, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Montreal to San Francisco. Traveling from Montreal in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Mon) before leaving for Groveland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Groveland

Groveland ©
Groveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California. On the 22nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Groveland online journey planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Groveland takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Groveland are much hotter (41°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Groveland

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 24th (Wed), sample the tasty concoctions at Mammoth Brewing Company.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Groveland to Mammoth Lakes takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Groveland in July, expect Mammoth Lakes to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Brewing Company ©
Mammoth Brewing Company

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see some familiar sights at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll set off for Pismo Beach on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pismo Beach online journey planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pismo Beach when traveling from Los Angeles in July, with lows around 15°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries Outdoors Tours

few
hours
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Big Sur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Pismo Beach in July, expect nights in Big Sur to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Monterey trip app .

Getting from Big Sur to Monterey by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

few
hours
San Francisco

San Francisco
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

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