15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. Helena
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Denver

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San Diego

— 1 night

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 the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

Denver to San Diego is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Diego. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

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 July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena

— 1 night

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Helena journey planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to St. Helena in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in St. Helena, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Let the collections at Exploratorium and USS Pampanito capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Union Square, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from St. Helena in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get in touch with nature at Mariposa Grove and Tioga Pass. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lembert Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, get great views at Washburn Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.