14 days in California Itinerary

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Redwood National Park
— 1 day
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 6 nights


Redwood National Park — 1 day

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then enjoy the sand and surf at Enderts Beach.

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Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, you will find days in Redwood National Park are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Fog City News. Dedicate the 17th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, kick back and relax at China Beach, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday tool.

Fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do your shopping at LA Farmers' Market and The Americana at Brand. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Newport Beach and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach), Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach) and Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Broad, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section), and shop like a local with Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

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Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips

San Diego — 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Coronado Beach and Del Mar City Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas), Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Temecula (Old Town Temecula & Wine Tours & Tastings). There's much more to do: shop like a local with San Diego Fly Rides, stroll through Windansea Beach, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 27th (Sat), you're off to home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

California travel guide

Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.