15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Burlington
Fly:  8​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Burlington

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Burlington to San Francisco is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Burlington to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Burlington in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get little chillier in Redwood National Park: highs are around 63°F and lows about 49°F. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toOlympic Valley.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

1
night
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Olympic Valley sightseeing site .

Getting from Redwood National Park to Olympic Valley by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Redwood National Park, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Olympic Valley, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 36°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Museums

Side Trip

Gatekeeper's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gatekeeper's Museum ©
Gatekeeper's Museum

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 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympic Valley to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Olympic Valley in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Yosemite National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Valley View ©
Valley View
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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. On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center and then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Carmel are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (53°F). You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Cultural Center ©
Sunset Cultural Center
Carmel Art Association ©
Carmel Art Association

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Moonstone Cellars, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon travel route planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 93°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Moonstone Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery
Moonstone Cellars ©
Moonstone Cellars

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.
On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder site .

Getting from San Simeon to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get some cultural insight at Little Arabia District and Founder's Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Oak Canyon Nature Center, catch some excitement at Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular, stop by The Lego Store, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In June, daytime highs in Anaheim are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego travel route builder site .

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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