15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website.

Charleston to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Charleston in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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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 6th (Thu): cruise along 17-Mile Drive, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel visit planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9
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Scenic Drive
17-Mile Drive
4.1

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Visiting Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the activities along Merced River, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mariposa Grove
4.7
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Must see
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Santa Monica Farmers Market in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 62°F in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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 13th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Diego tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
4.6

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