15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tahoe City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport

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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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

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Kingsport to Los Angeles is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, get curious at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel route tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in San Francisco at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Tahoe City

Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Commons Beach Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks, then get engrossed in the history at Gatekeeper's Museum, and finally stroll through Eagle Rock Hiking Trail. On the next day, trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tahoe City itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Tahoe City hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, trek along Lembert Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tahoe City in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.