15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— Few hours
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Davero, do a tasting at Ramazzotti Wine Tasting, then do a tasting at Pech Merle Winery, then learn about winemaking at Gustafson Family Vineyards, and finally stroll around Foothill Regional Park.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helena journey maker app.

Minneapolis to St. Helena is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to St. Helena is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in St. Helena, with lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Geyserville, Davero, Groth Vineyards & Winery, Foothill Regional Park, Lake Berryessa
Highlights from your plan
Pech Merle Winery ©
Pech Merle Winery
Lake Berryessa ©
Lake Berryessa
Foothill Regional Park ©
Foothill Regional Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Mon), do a tasting at Riggers Loft Wine Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Vista Point, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Riggers Loft Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Riggers Loft Wine Company ©
Riggers Loft Wine Company

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hike along Partington Cove.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip builder tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Leffingwell Landing, take in the waterfront at San Simeon Pier, then look for gifts at Sebastian General Store, and finally learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Simeon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in June: highs in San Simeon hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Leffingwell Landing
Highlights from your plan
Leffingwell Landing ©
Leffingwell Landing
San Simeon Pier ©
San Simeon Pier
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store

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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 28th (Fri): hike along Four Mile Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and then trek along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from San Simeon to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, taxi, and train takes about 14.5 hours. In June, Yosemite National Park is little chillier than San Simeon - with highs of 79°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 29th (Sat), hike along Parker Lake Trail, get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, then contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Lake, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mammoth Crest Trail. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Sierra Star Golf Club, then identify plant and animal life at McGee Creek, then shop like a local with Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes, and finally stroll around Mono Lake County Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Parker Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Lake ©
Horseshoe Lake
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Sierra Star Golf Club ©
Sierra Star Golf Club

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Inyo National Forest, hike along Mount Whitney Trail, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls. On your second day here, hike along Big Trees Trail, trek along Big Stump Basin, and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 98°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inyo National Forest, Mount Whitney Trail
Highlights from your plan
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Mount Whitney Trail ©
Mount Whitney Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 3rd (Wed), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Darwin Falls ©
Darwin Falls
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Beach Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

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Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to San Diego takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in San Diego are colder (77°F), and nights are slightly colder (68°F). On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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