16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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16 days in California Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Crescent City
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Belleville

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day
Crescent City

Crescent City ©
Crescent City is the county seat and only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Point St George Park, trek along Stout Grove, and then kick back and relax at Enderts Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Crescent City trip itinerary site .

Belleville to Crescent City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Belleville in May, things will get a bit cooler in Crescent City: highs are around 59°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Crescent City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Enderts Beach
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Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Crescent City to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Crescent City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 29th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Carmel are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to North Dome and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Kids will enjoy Fishing Charters & Tours and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park journey maker tool .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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