16 days in California & Sylva Itinerary

16 days in California & Sylva Itinerary

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16 days in California & Sylva Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
Sylva
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clarion Alley Murals, Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, Chinatown, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, wander the streets of Union Square, and then wander the streets of Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, take a tour by water with Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, make a trip to Clarion Alley Murals, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Santo Domingo to San Francisco is minus 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides ©
Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). On the 10th (Wed), you're off toCarmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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 10th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Carmel River State Beach, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carmel attractions planning site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Carmel are little chillier (23°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Monterey, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Carmel in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine--about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears

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nights
Sylva

Sylva ©
Sylva is an incorporated town located in central Jackson County, in the Plott Balsam Mountains of Western North Carolina, United States of America. City Lights Bookstore has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by City Lights Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, then trek along Collins Creek Picnic Area, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sylva vacation tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Diego to Sylva. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Sylva hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sylva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Clingmans Dome, Collins Creek Picnic Area, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Dry Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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