15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Baker Beach and Rockaway Beach. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to San Francisco. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by The Cheese Shop, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

Plan my day in Carmel using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Carmel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

5
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.
Do your shopping at Third Street Promenade and Amoeba Music. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with The Grove, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour builder.

You can fly from Carmel to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in August, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then admire all the interesting features of Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along General Grant Tree Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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