14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

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14 days in California Itinerary

Start: Val d'Or
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Val d'Or

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night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Val d'Or, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Val d'Or in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nevada Falls Loop and Vernal Fall. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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. On the 13th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, and then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cannery Row
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online trip planner .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 17th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip app .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in July since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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