14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then stroll through Lincoln Park, and finally kick back and relax at China Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In August, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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 Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and trek along Wawona Meadow.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Carmel

— 2 nights
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 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Diego

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, then kick back and relax at Children's Pool, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

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You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in September, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online visit planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

California travel guide

4.1
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.