15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Napa
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 1 night
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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.
You've added Venice Canals Walkway, Hollywood Sign, Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then take in a show at Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin, then make a trip to Hollywood Sign, and finally Head underground at Bronson Caves. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Getty Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 83°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Highlights from your trip

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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip site.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Santa Monica are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
You've now added Stearns Wharf to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then learn about winemaking at Sunstone Winery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip site.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Santa Barbara. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Scenic Drive

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Highlights from your trip
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Architectural Building
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
4.7
Sunstone Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Sunstone Winery
4.3

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park as well as Pfeiffer State Beach. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, and then stop by Old Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in August, you will find days in Monterey are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Point Lobos ©
Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes May Lake Trailhead as well as Nevada Falls Loop. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, and then trek along Nevada Falls Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along May Lake Trailhead and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
May Lake Trailhead ©
Hiking Trail
May Lake Trailhead
4.9
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Hiking Trail
Nevada Falls Loop
4.9
Olmsted Point ©
Landmark
Olmsted Point
4.9

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, and other attractions. On the 5th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises, stop by Chinatown, and then do a tasting at Press Club.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4
San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises ©
Wine Tour / Tasting
San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises
4.8

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. You'll set off for Napa on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Flex Wine Tours. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Domaine Carneros, then do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and then get where you need to go with Flex Wine Tours.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sacramento to Napa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in August: high temperatures in Napa hover around 79°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Transportation

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8
Flex Wine Tours ©
Taxi / Shuttle
Flex Wine Tours
5.0
Artesa Vineyards & Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
4.1

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
You've now added Wine Tours & Tastings to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful Geyser of California, indulge your taste buds at Mumm Napa, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

Plan trip to St. Helena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

St. Helena is just a stone's throw from Napa. In August, daily temperatures in St. Helena can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Robert Mondavi Winery
4.3
V. Sattui Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
V. Sattui Winery
4.1

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