14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Taft Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Lembert Dome, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Asilomar State Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July in Carmel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 9th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim day trip planning tool .

Getting from Carmel to Anaheim by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Carmel in July; daily highs in Anaheim reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

4
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.
Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and San Diego Zoo. Bring the kids along to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Maritime Museum of San Diego. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, stroll through Black's Beach, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website .

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 slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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