14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h
6
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Lombard Street, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

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Kansas City to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kansas City to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in July; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Redwood National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

1
day
South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip planning app .

Getting from Redwood National Park to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Truckee.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Speed Boats Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Truckee

Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee, then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Truckee itinerary maker website .

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Truckee in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Truckee when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in July, with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Truckee to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Truckee in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 23rd (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Anaheim, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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.
Family-friendly places like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel route app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in July, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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