15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
San Simeon
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in May, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
day
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arriveĀ in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon itinerary planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Simeon, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Piedras Blancas Light Station
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas Light Station ©
Piedras Blancas Light Station

2
nights
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 17th (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Seventeen Mile Drive.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and explore and take pictures at AT&T Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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