14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Carmel
— 1 night
5
San Simeon
— 1 night
6
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Orlando to Los Angeles is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in June, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Take a bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see where the action happens at Oracle Park, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 22nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Point Lobos, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, thentake in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, and finally go for a walk through The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Carmel journey maker site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, thenidentify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, thenstop by Sebastian General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Simeon visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, thentake a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday site.

You can drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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