14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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 20th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 98°F and lows are around 66°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sand Harbor, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

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