13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bridgeport
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
6
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Regina

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then get great views at Dante's View. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Artists Dr and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park road trip planner.

Regina, Canada to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Regina, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Bridgeport.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

1
night
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mono County Museum, see the interesting displays at Mono Basin Historical Society, and then stroll around Mono Lake County Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bridgeport trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bridgeport in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Bridgeport are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lee Vining
Highlights from your plan
Mono County Museum ©
Mono County Museum
Mono Basin Historical Society ©
Mono Basin Historical Society
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and then go for a walk through Ocean Avenue.

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You can drive from Bridgeport to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bridgeport in July: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Carmel Mission ©
Carmel Mission
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
Ocean Avenue ©
Ocean Avenue

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then don't miss a visit to Nitt Witt Ridge, then explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, and finally examine the collection at Greenspace Creekside Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Simeon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for much hotter days in San Simeon, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Disney.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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 Disneyland Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): discover the magic at Disneyland Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, then examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Huntington Beach.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Simeon to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Downtown Huntington Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©
Autry Museum of the American West ©
Autry Museum of the American West

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Disneyland Park has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Step out of Anaheim to go to Corona del Mar and see Little Corona Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Anaheim trip builder .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Corona Beach, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery
Highlights from your plan
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery ©
Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach

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