15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Napa
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Laguna Beach
— 1 night
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Temecula
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Yosemite Valley Chapel. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Taft Point. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 76-hour bus ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Yosemite National Park is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, Yosemite National Park is colder at night with lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally look for gifts at AiX.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey tour itinerary builder.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, Monterey is warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars.

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Traveling by car from Monterey to Napa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Napa to be little chillier, around 45°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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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.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Union Square, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens 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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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 2nd (Sat), view the masterpieces at CODA Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Heather James Fine Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, and finally look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Palm Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you will find days in Palm Springs are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Heather James Fine Art ©
Heather James Fine Art
CODA Gallery ©
CODA Gallery
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs ©
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs

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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 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, stop by Hollywood & Highland, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, kick back and relax at Marina Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Little Corona Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Laguna Beach tour planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Laguna Beach, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Temecula.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

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Temecula

Temecula represents Southern California's wine country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stop by Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Masia de la Vinya Winery, and finally do a tasting at Peltzer Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Temecula road trip site.

Getting from Laguna Beach to Temecula by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Laguna Beach in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Temecula. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Temecula

Wineries · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Masia de la Vinya Winery ©
Masia de la Vinya Winery
Peltzer Winery ©
Peltzer Winery

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, view the masterpieces at Spanish Village Art Center, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.

Traveling by car from Temecula to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Temecula in November since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 57°F. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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