15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Entebbe
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Entebbe

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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Entebbe, Uganda to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 11 hours. In June, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Visiting Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will get you outdoors. Spend the 6th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get great views at Washburn Point, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then stroll through Point Lobos.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 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, expect nights in Carmel to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and USS Pampanito. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, and examine the collection at Musee Mecanique.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Francisco are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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