14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Gibraltar
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Gibraltar

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and La Jolla Cove. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo and explore the activities along Cabrillo Tide Pools.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to San Diego is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Gibraltar to San Diego, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in San Diego, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Visiting Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area will get you outdoors. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and stroll through North Dome.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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. On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 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 May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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