15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Vernal Fall. The adventure continues: hike along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get much colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park and then make a trip to General Sherman Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 41°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in San Simeon dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

2
nights
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 9th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, and then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in August, plan for colder days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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