15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: San Antonio

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

San Antonio to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in June, you will find days in San Diego are much colder (73°F), and nights are slightly colder (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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. On the 21st (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then hike along Point Lobos.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Carmel by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. In June, Carmel is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Carmel to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, catch a ride on Cable Cars, and have fun at RocketBoat.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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