15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Trinidad
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 1 night
Drive
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Beverly Hills
— 2 nights
Fly

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Trinidad

— 1 night
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): shop like a local with Trinidad Art Gallery and then explore the striking landscape at Camel Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad day trip planning site.

Memphis to Trinidad is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Trinidad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect Trinidad to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Trinidad

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Chinatown, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to San Francisco with the Route module. Traveling from Trinidad in October, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Ansel Adams Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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 25th (Mon): hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally trek along Moro Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, then trek along Congress Trail, and finally stroll through Panoramic Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Diego

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Spanish Village Art Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the San Diego sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Anaheim

— 1 night

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Tanaka Farms, discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, and finally view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim trip itinerary website.

Drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Beverly Hills

— 2 nights
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, hunt for treasures at Santa Monica Farmers Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then browse the different shops at Santa Monica Place, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, then shop like a local with Montana Avenue, and then walk around Beverly Gardens Park.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beverly Hills trip planner.

Getting from Anaheim to Beverly Hills by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Anaheim in October, you will find days in Beverly Hills are slightly colder (77°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Shopping · Parks · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.