14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cairo

1
night
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 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cairo to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego journey planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cannery Row, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Carmel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in June: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

3
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
You'll explore and learn at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and Mumm Napa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pride Mountain Vineyards and V. Sattui Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Domaine Carneros in Napa (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 15th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, and admire the majestic nature at Bothe-Napa State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Napa, Calistoga, Robert Mondavi Winery, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Asian Art Museum. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at de Young Museum, cast your line with a fishing tour, and learn about all things military at USS Pampanito.

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Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from St. Helena in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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