14 days in California Itinerary

14 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California vacation builder

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
Drive
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Tahoma
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Coachella
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip maker.

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Jose trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in San Jose. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in April, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Tahoma

— 1 night
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. On the 11th (Sat), cruise along Inspiration Point Vista, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Tahoe.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Tahoma takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: highs in Tahoma hover around 15°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoma

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tahoma to Yosemite National Park. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 29°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coachella.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Coachella

— 4 nights
Coachella is a city in Riverside County, California; it is the easternmost city in the region collectively known as the Coachella Valley (or the Palm Springs area). Get out of town with these interesting Coachella side-trips: International Banana Museum (in Mecca), Joshua Tree National Park (Barker Dam Trail, Hidden Valley Nature Trail, &more) and General George S. Patton Memorial Museum (in Chiriaco Summit). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salvation Mountain, tee off at PGA West TPC Stadium Golf Course, try your luck at Spotlight 29 Casino, and make a trip to Ruins of Bombay Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coachella online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Coachella takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in April; daily highs in Coachella reach 38°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coachella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.