15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Calgary

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary builder site .

Calgary, Canada to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Calgary in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or Third Street Promenade. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Amoeba Music, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cruise along Tioga Pass, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and then stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

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.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kiva Beach and then kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in South Lake Tahoe can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Meeks Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach

2
nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

Start your trip to St. Helena by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, with highs in St. Helena at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Tours Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, don't miss a visit to Ghirardelli Square, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip site .

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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