13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
3
Cambria
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, thencontemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, engage your brain at Exploratorium, thenvisit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker site.

Doha, Qatar to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 11 hours. In June, San Francisco is colder than Doha - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pudding Creek Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, thenstop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and finally stroll through Noyo Headlands Park. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Ananse Village, thendo a tasting at Handley Cellars Winery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Van Damme State Park.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Fort Bragg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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). On the 2nd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenstep into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, view the masterpieces at Harmony Pottery Works, thenview the masterpieces at Artifacts Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambria trip maker tool.

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Cambria in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, subway, and taxi. July in Cambria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and finally stroll through Carmel River State Beach. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carmel road trip planning website.

Drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cambria in July: highs in Carmel hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenhike along Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 15.5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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