15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California planner

Make it your trip
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Napa
— 1 night
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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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 your second day here, kick back and relax at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Washington DC to San Diego is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In June, San Diego is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 73°F and lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Park, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and kick back and relax at Original Muscle Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route builder website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 20th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Carmel itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Carmel is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Napa

— 1 night

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 21st (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Napa travel route builder.

Getting from Carmel to Napa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in June: highs in Napa hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Healdsburg

— 2 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sonoma Coast State Beach 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: do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, and finally do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Healdsburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Napa to Healdsburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Healdsburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Visit Fort Funston National Park and Ocean Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, visit Chinatown, take a stroll through North Beach, and take a tour of USS Pampanito.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Healdsburg to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Healdsburg in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.