15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. June in San Francisco sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Half Dome. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic Valley.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Olympic Valley — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, and then cast your line with Matt Heron Fly Fishing.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Olympic Valley when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Meeks Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Dorado Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. In June in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trip

San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, then kick back and relax at Black's Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in San Diego, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, then don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Theme Parks
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.