15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Toronto to Los Angeles. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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 Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. There's much more to do: hike along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Washburn Point, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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 17th (Tue): hike along Scenic Road Walkway, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Carmel online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Carmel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Jack London State Historic Park, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Napa online vacation planner.

Drive from Carmel to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Carmel in September, you will find days in Napa are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip tool.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in September, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.