15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California itinerary planner

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Cantil
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Little Lake
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Lee Vining
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Cantil

Cantil is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California. Red Rock Canyon State Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cantil trip app.

Los Angeles to Cantil is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Cantil, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Little Lake.

Things to do in Cantil

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Little Lake

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Little Lake trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Cantil to Little Lake takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cantil in April: highs in Little Lake hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Little Lake

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Death Valley National Park

— 2 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dante's View, Artists Palette, Gower Gulch Loop, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, trek along Gower Gulch Loop, then get great views at Dante's View, then admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Little Lake to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Little Lake in April since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Alabama Hills, Mobius Arch Loop Trailhead and Gus's Fresh Jerky. On the 27th (Tue), look for gifts at Gus's Fresh Jerky.

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Drive from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine in 2 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lone Pine, with lows of 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lee Vining

— 1 night
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. On the 29th (Thu), get impressive views of Panum Crater, explore the activities along Lundy Lake, then get impressive views of Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lee Vining online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Lee Vining in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lone Pine in April, with highs in Lee Vining at 59°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

South Lake Tahoe

— 4 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Adventure Mountain and Rabe Meadows. Step out of the city life by going to Angora Lakes Climb and Ski Butlers South Lake Tahoe. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Lakes Hiking Trail, and get outside with Carson Pass.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Lee Vining to South Lake Tahoe in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Cloud's Rest. Get outdoors at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, hike along Crescent Meadow Rd, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are warmer (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

California travel guide

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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.