14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Marquette

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San Diego

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.
Point Loma has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Mormon Battalion Historic Site and Old Point Loma Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Step out of San Diego to go to Alpine and see Lions, Tigers & Bears, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Diego Bay Walk, and work some fitness into your day at Mission Beach Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego holiday builder.

Marquette to San Diego is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Marquette to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Marquette in February, with highs in San Diego at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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A Land of Giants

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, then trek along Big Stump Basin, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in February; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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San Simeon

When you arrive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point Overlook, then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon takes 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in San Simeon are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at Monterey Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Del Monte Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in February since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walt Disney Family Museum and Lands End. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey builder.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in San Francisco are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along May Lake Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.