15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Linkoping
Fly:  20​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Linkoping

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Linkoping, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In April, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Linkoping - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Carmel Art Association, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Carmel. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Carmel to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in April, with highs in San Diego at 25°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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