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:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 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 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and then examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Space for Photography, and finally examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Los Angeles is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at CODA Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Heather James Fine Art, then take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Motif. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ruddy's General Store Museum, then shop like a local with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, then admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Palm Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 6th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, and then shop like a local with artifacts gallery. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, then view the masterpieces at Fiona Bleu Gallery, then stop by Harmony Pottery Works, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Greenspace Creekside Reserve.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cambria visit planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Cambria by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: high temperatures in Cambria hover around 32°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon, Harmony Pottery Works, Fiona Bleu Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Harmony Pottery Works ©
Harmony Pottery Works

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, go for a walk through The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and finally admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Plan my day in Carmel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cambria to Carmel in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Cambria in May, plan for little chillier days in Carmel, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Yosemite Valley Biking, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, then view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
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.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Get a sense of the local culture at Union Square and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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