13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mission Beach Boardwalk, San Diego Bay Walk and Gaslamp Quarter. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, then get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or ride a tram. In August in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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 Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Venice Canals Walkway. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yosemite Falls. Visiting Glacier Point and Taft Point will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planning app.

You can take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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. On the 20th (Tue), cruise along 17-Mile Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, stop by AiX, then contemplate the long history of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel day trip website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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