15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California travel route maker

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Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly

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Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Take a break from the city and head to Sentinel Dome and Nevada Falls Loop. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 5 hours. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Buenos Aires in May, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, do a tasting at Inglenook, learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, learn about winemaking at Honig Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at VGS Chateau Potelle, and finally do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to St. Helena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in St. Helena hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our San Diego attractions website.

Fly from St. Helena to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Helena in May, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
On the 13th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.