15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Moncton
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Moncton

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Moncton, Canada to San Francisco is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Moncton to San Francisco. In February, San Francisco is much hotter than Moncton - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ramini Mozzarella, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink.

Discover how to plan a Yosemite National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 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 February, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): hit the slopes at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, then explore the activities along Horseshoe Lake, and then stop by Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Mammoth Lakes can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center ©
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes ©
Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a stroll through El Paseo Shopping District, admire the masterpieces at Heather James Fine Art, then get a taste of the local shopping with CODA Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Brandini Toffee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, play a few rounds at Toscana Country Club, and then raise your glass at Coachella Valley Brewing Company.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs trip tool .

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Palm Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in February: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Palm Desert, Coachella Valley Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
El Paseo Shopping District ©
El Paseo Shopping District
Coachella Valley Brewing Company ©
Coachella Valley Brewing Company

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Seal Rookery, then take in the exciting artwork at Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at artifacts gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Cambria Nursery & Florist, kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then shop like a local with Fiona Bleu Gallery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cambria road trip planner .

Drive from Palm Springs to Cambria in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Cambria is little chillier than Palm Springs - with highs of 22°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Morro Bay, San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then stroll through Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, pick up some local products at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market, then kick back and relax at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Monterey Farmer's Market.

For ratings and tourist information, read Monterey travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cambria in February since evenings lows in Monterey dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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