15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to Tijuana, Bus to San Diego
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San Diego
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Diego is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Meeks Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kiva Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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St. Helena

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Ladera Vineyards, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, then stop by Woodhouse Chocolate, and finally do a tasting at Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate.

Discover how to plan a St. Helena trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to St. Helena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in June, with highs in St. Helena at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

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.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Exploratorium, wander the streets of SoMa, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from St. Helena, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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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: make a trip to Ansel Adams Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Panorama Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.