13 days in California Itinerary

13 days in California Itinerary

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13 days in California Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Get in touch with nature at Will Rogers State Beach and Playa Del Rey Beach. Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and The Grove. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Leimert Park Village, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are much warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Robertson Boulevard
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Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and McGurk Meadow. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along North Dome, don't miss a visit to Valley View, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday maker app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Carmel trip simple and quick.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Carmel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 29th (Mon), do a tasting at Inglenook, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Helena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Carmel in April, expect nights in St. Helena to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Inglenook ©
Inglenook
Ladera Vineyards ©
Ladera Vineyards

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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