15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park

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.
Head to Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

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Montreal, Canada to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Montreal to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in June, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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South Lake Tahoe

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Pope Beach, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then stroll through Kiva Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe road trip planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

2
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then shop like a local with Union Square. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at NFL Shop Pier 39, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums

1
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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. On the 17th (Wed), stop by AiX, kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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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.
On the 18th (Thu), shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Diego visit planning app.

You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Carmel in June since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Los Angeles

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.
On the 20th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by Amoeba Music. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.