15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Simeon
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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 Bridalveil Fall and Tunnel View. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. And it doesn't end there: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Berlin, Germany to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Berlin to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in Big Sur, with highs around 23°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

3
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Elephant Seal Rookery and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, enjoy the sea views from Piedras Blancas Light Station, contemplate the long history of The Old Santa Rosa Creek Chapel, and do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 4 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Big Sur in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach, then kick back and relax at Pudding Creek Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Russian Gulch State Park, then stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, and then learn about winemaking at Handley Cellars Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from San Simeon to Fort Bragg in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. June in Fort Bragg sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mendocino, Handley Cellars Winery
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach
Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Handley Cellars Winery ©
Handley Cellars Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Bodega Dunes. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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