15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 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 45​min
4
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Toronto

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Toronto, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 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

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and hike along Panorama Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey maker app .

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. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carmel road trip site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
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 18th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Jack London State Historic Park, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then do a tasting at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery.

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You can drive from Carmel to Napa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Inglenook, Jack London State Historic Park, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Jack London State Historic Park ©
Jack London State Historic Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to The Embarcadero, take a stroll through SoMa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco journey planning tool .

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. When traveling from Napa in September, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) 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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