15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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15 days in California Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

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.
Head to The Grove and Amoeba Musicfor some retail therapy. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, hike along Mariposa Grove, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

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

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect cooler with lows of 9°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, stop by AiX, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Pacific Grove Certified Farmers' Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Carmel using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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