14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Carmel
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cambria
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pfeiffer State Beach and Carmel River State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (McWay Falls, Coast Gallery Big Sur, & more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel driving holiday planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Carmel is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Carmel is minus 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in December; daily highs in Carmel reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey, 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

2
nights
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then cruise along Moonstone Beach Dr, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and finally do a tasting at Rocky Creek Cellars.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cambria day trip planning tool .

Drive from Carmel to Cambria in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Cambria. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon, Monarch Butterfly Grove, Morro Rock, Rocky Creek Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Artists Dr and Mosaic Canyon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dante's View and Devil's Golf Course. Step out of Death Valley National Park with an excursion to Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum in Death Valley Junction--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cambria to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cambria in January: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette

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 off the beaten path and head to Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall. Step out of the city life by going to Mariposa Grove and Vernal Fall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yosemite National Park: Bridgeport (Bodie State Historic Park & Bridgeport Reservoir). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Yosemite Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and trek along Shadow of the Giants Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of car and bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are much colder (-12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

California, Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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