14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Anaheim
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Borrego Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Newport Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Los Angeles

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Park. On the 24th (Fri), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then discover the magic at Downtown Disney.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Anaheim. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. On the 26th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Ghost Mountain and then take in breathtaking views at Slot Canyon.

Plan trip to Borrego Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Anaheim to Borrego Springs in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Anaheim in May, you will find days in Borrego Springs are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 26th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Borrego Springs to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Borrego Springs in May, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit cooler (87°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Cerro Gordo Mines, then explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town of Schwab.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Manzanar National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Stump Basin, and then trek along Mount Whitney Trail.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mount Whitney Trail, Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Anaheim to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. When traveling from Anaheim in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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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 1st (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Antonio de Padua.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Big Sur are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are a bit warmer (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mission San Antonio de Padua, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Newport Beach

Newport Beach ©
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Newport Coastal Adventure Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, then stroll through Salt Creek Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at 1,000 Steps Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Swami's Beach, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at San Clemente State Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport Beach journey planning website .

Getting from Big Sur to Newport Beach by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in June, expect Newport Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, Swami's Beach, Salt Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach
Swami's Beach ©
Swami's Beach

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