13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Doha

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 28th (Fri), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Doha, Qatar to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Doha to San Francisco. Traveling from Doha in June, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Highlight Gallery, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ananse Village, then do a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Van Damme State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg day trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to Fort Bragg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Fort Bragg are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mendocino, Handley Cellars Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally stroll through Moonstone Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, then stop by Harmony Pottery Works, then view the masterpieces at artifacts gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cambria travel route planner.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Cambria in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. July in Cambria sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Harmony Pottery Works, Morro Rock
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip maker app .

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Cambria, expect colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then trek along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, then stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, then stroll through Lembert Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. When traveling from Carmel in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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