15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California journey builder

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in June, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Mission Beach Park and then stroll through Black's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Children's Pool, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then discover the deep blue sea with San Diego Scuba Guide.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Matt Heron Fly Fishing and Baldwin Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kiva Beach and Meeks Bay Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online travel route planner.

You can fly from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, plan for much colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along May Lake Trailhead, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 26th (Sun), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally play a few rounds at Lincoln Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.