14 days in California

14 days in California

Jul 1, 2019  -  Jul 14, 2019
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 1st (Mon), hike along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park itinerary planning website.

Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 101°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), hike along Mount Whitney Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and then stroll through Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Project Survival's Cat Haven.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then get great views at Valley View, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally trek along Four Mile Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay State Beach. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and then hike along Mori Point.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · 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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park, then tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and then do a tasting at Folktale Winery & Vineyard. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf 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.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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

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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 12th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains and then stroll through Manhattan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sur in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 83°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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