13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Mount Shasta
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Carmel
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 11th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Death Valley National Park is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with State Street, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then stop by The Sacred Space, then look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, and finally hunt for treasures at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara holiday planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Sacred Space
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The Sacred Space ©
The Sacred Space
Chocolate Maya ©
Chocolate Maya

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.
Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Museum Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Nevada Falls Loop and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Santa Barbara in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

1
day
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. On the 16th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Shasta-Trinity National Forest, then stop by The Weed Store, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Siskiyou, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castle Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Shasta online attractions planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Mount Shasta in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mount Shasta, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Weed Store
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Castle Lake ©
Castle Lake
Lake Siskiyou ©
Lake Siskiyou
The Weed Store ©
The Weed Store

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park, look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, enjoy the sand and surf at Glass Beach, then stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Seaside Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Bragg travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Shasta to Fort Bragg takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mount Shasta in June, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mendocino Jams & Preserves
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Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

3
nights
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. Visiting Limekiln State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to McWay Falls and Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, cruise along Seventeen Mile Drive, and look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Fort Bragg to Carmel by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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