14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

Minneapolis to San Francisco is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Lembert Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online visit planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 95°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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 13th (Fri): stroll through Children's Pool, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and then see some colorful creatures with San Diego Scuba Guide. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

California travel guide

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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.