15 days in California Itinerary

15 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 6 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and de Young Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Pescadero State Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Larnaca, Cyprus to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Larnaca to San Francisco is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Larnaca in June, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Napa

— 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, then admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and finally do a tasting at Artesa Vineyards & Winery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa journey planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Napa are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe

— 2 nights
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.
Visit Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Nevada State Museum and Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sand Harbor in Incline Village (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, relax in the rural setting at Tahoe Trout Farm, and explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Napa to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Napa in June, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Wed), hike along Mariposa Grove, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along North Dome, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and then wander the streets of Chinatown.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

California travel guide

4.1
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.