14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Paso Robles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sat), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Exploratorium and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Glass Fire Art Glass Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park, then kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Beach. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Highlight Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Jug Handle State Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Bragg trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Fort Bragg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Bragg: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach

2
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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Olmsted Point. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Fort Bragg to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Bragg in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 30°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, stroll through Carmel River State Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, and finally trek along Partington Cove.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur travel planning website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Big Sur

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Carmel
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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

2
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Peachy Canyon Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Jack Creek Celllars, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paso Robles trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Paso Robles in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Big Sur in June, you will find days in Paso Robles are much hotter (39°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Paso Robles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Templeton, San Simeon, Moonstone Beach, Morro Rock
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Elephant Seal Rookery ©
Elephant Seal Rookery
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

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.
On the 12th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Paso Robles to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Paso Robles in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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