15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Edmonton


3
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in June; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip 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 June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

1
night
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read St. Helena trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to St. Helena in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in St. Helena hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trip

Inglenook
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

1
night
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. To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary website .

Getting from St. Helena to Carmel by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. While traveling from St. Helena, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Beaches Outdoors

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wawona Meadow, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing app .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in June, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Get some historical perspective at Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Chinatown, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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