16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Petersen Automotive Museum and The Broad. Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Simi Valley and see Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and ponder the world of politics at Department of Water and Power Building.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker.

Hobart, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Hobart in November, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches

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Must see
The Broad
4.5

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, get great views at Dante's View, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Artists Dr and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In November, Death Valley National Park is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 22°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
Scenic Drive
Artists Dr
4.6
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Lookout
Dante's View
4.9

2
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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Piedras Blancas, look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then take some stellar pictures from Ragged Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moonstone Beach, step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of East Village.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Simeon online trip planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to San Simeon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In November, daytime highs in San Simeon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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. On the 24th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carmel trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Simeon in November: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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State Park
Point Lobos
4.9

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Walt Disney Family Museum and Musee Mecanique. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grace Cathedral and Presidio of San Francisco. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Walt Disney Family Museum
4.6
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Religious Site
Grace Cathedral
4.6
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8

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