13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  14​h
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Bodega
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll around La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker site .

Tokyo, Japan to San Diego is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to San Diego. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then stroll through Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and then take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bodega.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
Bodega

Bodega ©
Bodega is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bodega Dunes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Goat Rock Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bodega online travel route planner .

Drive from Carmel to Bodega in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Bodega hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bodega

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Goat Rock Beach, Sonoma Coast State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take a stroll through Chinatown, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Bodega to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bodega in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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