16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

Created using Inspirock California trip planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Memphis

3
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, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route builder .

Memphis to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Memphis to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are cooler (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Big Sur and then enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in Big Sur hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Big Sur ©
Big Sur

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at The Getty Villa, kick back and relax at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Malibu trip planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Malibu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Malibu to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and tram; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

Similar Plans

17 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Los Angeles & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM HUNGARY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Los Angeles & San Francisco BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans