14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 31st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Mount Whitney Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Project Survival's Cat Haven.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In November in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Project Survival's Cat Haven, Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Project Survival's Cat Haven ©
Project Survival's Cat Haven
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail

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.
On the 4th (Wed), trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, make a trip to Pothole Dome, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally trek along Four Mile Trail.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (54°F), and nights are cooler (19°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail ©
Lower Yosemite Fall Trail
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll through Rockaway Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and then hike along Mori Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are warmer (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacifica, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Half Moon Bay State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll through Point Sur State Historic Park, play a few rounds at Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and then do a tasting at Folktale Winery & Vineyard. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Marina State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Holman Ranch.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Big Sur sightseeing planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marina State Beach, Spyglass Hill Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Marina State Beach ©
Marina State Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Santa Monica Mountains and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 76°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

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