15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Big Sur
— 4 nights
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Weott
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Big Sur

— 4 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Limekiln State Park and New Camaldoli Hermitage. Kids will appreciate attractions like Partington Cove and McWay Falls. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip planning tool.

Rancho Cucamonga to Big Sur is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Rancho Cucamonga in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Weott.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Weott

— 3 nights
Weott is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Founders Grove, make a trip to The Immortal Tree, and then take a memorable drive along Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Weott road trip website.

You can drive from Big Sur to Weott in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. July in Weott sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Weott

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe planner.

Traveling by car from Weott to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Weott in July: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 46°F. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Four Mile Trail and May Lake Trailhead. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lembert Dome and Cloud's Rest. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Gaylor Lake, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, hike along Cathedral Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ribbon Fall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

California travel guide

4.1
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.