15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Paso Robles
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. There's lots more to do: walk around La Jolla Cove, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning website.

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in March: highs in San Diego hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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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 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then cruise along Artists Dr, and then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Death Valley National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Death Valley National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from San Diego in March, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Friends of the Elephant Seal and Hearst Castle. Visit Moonstone Beach and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: Piedras Blancas (in San Simeon), Speed Boats Tours (in Avila Beach) and Moonstone Cellars (in Cambria). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Paso Robles Golf Club and learn about winemaking at McPrice Myers Wines.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paso Robles journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Paso Robles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Paso Robles can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Paso Robles Golf Club ©
Paso Robles Golf Club

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Carmel River State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Point Lobos and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Step out of Carmel with an excursion to Pfeiffer State Beach in Big Sur--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip builder.

Traveling by car from Paso Robles to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Paso Robles, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Francisco are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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