15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Borrego Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then explore the world behind art at Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In March, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Borrego Springs

— 1 night
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and then surround yourself with nature on California Overland Desert Excursions.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Borrego Springs road trip planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Borrego Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, tram, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, expect nights in Borrego Springs to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

San Diego

— 2 nights

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 20th (Sat), explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Children's Pool, then examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Borrego Springs to San Diego in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Borrego Springs in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Visiting Elizabeth Lake and Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Parsons Memorial and Yosemite Museum Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, and take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Napa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Napa

— 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Stephen & Walker Winery), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Napa trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 4.5 hours. In March, Napa is a bit warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Point Reyes Safaris will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at de Young Museum and Cable Car Museum. And it doesn't end there: visit Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Chinatown, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Napa in March, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.