14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Sebastopol
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Los Gatos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Singapore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at 26-Mile Bike Path. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

2
nights
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
On the 21st (Wed), explore and take pictures at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of the Pacific, and then stroll through Rosie's Dog Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Corona Del Mar State Beach, identify plant and animal life at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Huntington Beach State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Long Beach tour planner.

Long Beach is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In August in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corona Del Mar State Beach, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Huntington State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, then kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and finally look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): stroll through Kiva Beach and then hike along Rubicon Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe online trip maker .

Getting from Long Beach to South Lake Tahoe by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Long Beach in August, South Lake Tahoe is colder at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sebastopol.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nevada Beach Campground
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
Nevada Beach Campground ©
Nevada Beach Campground
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

1
night
Sebastopol

Sebastopol ©
Sebastopol or is a city in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52mi north of San Francisco. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm, then learn about winemaking at Graton Ridge Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, and finally sample the fine beverages at Spirit Works Distillery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sebastopol day trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Sebastopol in 4 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sebastopol, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sebastopol

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens ©
Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm ©
Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm
Spirit Works Distillery ©
Spirit Works Distillery

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach and then play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sebastopol to Monterey takes 3 hours. When traveling from Sebastopol in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Gatos.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Los Gatos

Los Gatos ©
Los Gatos is an incorporated U.S. On the 28th (Wed), stroll through Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then trek along Limekiln Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Gatos route builder tool .

You can drive from Monterey to Los Gatos in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Gatos, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Gatos

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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