14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey planner

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Fly
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
2
Crescent City
— 2 nights
Fly
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get curious at Exploratorium and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco holiday maker.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from San Miguel de Allende in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Crescent City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Crescent City

— 2 nights
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Battery Point Lighthouse, then delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery, and then examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Stout Grove and then immerse yourself in nature at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Crescent City online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Crescent City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Crescent City hover around 19°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to San Simeon.

Things to do in Crescent City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Simeon

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon online route planner.

Getting from Crescent City to San Simeon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, train, bus, and car; or drive. Traveling from Crescent City in July, you will find days in San Simeon are warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park and then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

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Traveling by car from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from San Simeon in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

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Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, cruise along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 30th (Fri), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
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.