15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
3
Monterey
— 1 night
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, and stroll around Crissy Field.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online itinerary builder.

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 19th (Wed), shop like a local with Hawthorne Gallery, hike along Partington Cove, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Big Sur using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monterey online itinerary builder.

Drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Monterey, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Asilomar State Beach
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

5
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.
Attractions like Glacier Point and Tioga Pass make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center in Anaheim, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect much hotter with lows of °F in Los Angeles. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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