14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Appreciate the collections at Griffith Observatory and The Nethercutt Collection. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, contemplate the long history of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, expect Los Angeles to be much colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

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 and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip planning website .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in Carmel hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Carmel to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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