15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in May: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 25°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mariposa Grove and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Washburn Point, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
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
Taft Point
4.9

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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. On the 17th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Carmel. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 18th (Mon), do a tasting at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helena trip planner.

Drive from Carmel to St. Helena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or fly. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Helena, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Winery / Vineyard
Inglenook
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stop by Chinatown, take a stroll through North Beach, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday website.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in May, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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