14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Kansas City to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 1st (Fri), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 5th (Tue), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through McGurk Meadow, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 38°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are much hotter (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego, and walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Diego are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.