15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California route planner
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Fly
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Fresno
— 9 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Bus
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive

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Fresno — 9 nights

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fresno: Pinnacles National Park (in Paicines), Visalia (Sequoia National Park & Giant Sequoia National Monument) and Three Rivers (The Presidente tree & Tokopah Falls). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Forestiere Underground Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, catch a live event at Chukchansi Park, and hike along Blossom Trail.

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Houston to Fresno is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in June, plan for little chillier nights in Fresno, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then stroll through Mariposa Grove, and finally explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. When traveling from Fresno in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 79°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 23rd (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Mary and then explore the activities along Convict Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes travel planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Mammoth Lakes sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, trek along General Grant Tree Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in June, expect Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 94°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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