13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lee Vining
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Krakow

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 21st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vista Point.

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Krakow, Poland to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Krakow to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sausalito, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Half Moon Bay State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Panorama Trail and Valley View. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Four Mile Trail and Lembert Dome. There's lots more to do: trek along May Lake Trailhead, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yosemite National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

2
nights
Lee Vining

Lee Vining ©
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Buckeye Hot Spring, then see the interesting displays at Mono County Museum, then take in the natural beauty of Travertine Hot Spring, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mono Basin Historical Society, then identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, and then explore the activities along Lundy Lake.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lee Vining road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining. In June in Lee Vining, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Travertine Hot Spring ©
Travertine Hot Spring
Buckeye Hot Spring ©
Buckeye Hot Spring

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Lee Vining to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lee Vining in June, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Golden Canyon ©
Golden Canyon

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove, explore the fascinating underground world of Boyden Cavern, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mt. Whitney, stroll through Mount Whitney Trail, and then trek along Big Stump Basin.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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