15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): visit Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, then play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner.

Milwaukee to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Milwaukee to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milwaukee in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, look for all kinds of wild species at Piedras Blancas, and then steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon route planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Monterey in June, you will find days in San Simeon are much warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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.
Attractions like General Sherman Tree and Zumwalt Meadow Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Moro Rock Trail and Grant Grove. There's much more to do: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, stroll through Congress Trail, admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls, and explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Simeon in June, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Grant Tree Trail ©
General Grant Tree Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Death Valley National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and El Capitan. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Cooks Meadow Loop. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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