16 days in California Itinerary

16 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Bishop
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel website.

Paris, France to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to San Francisco. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Monterey on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've now added Monterey Bay Aquarium to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monterey day trip website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In July in Monterey, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Presqu'ile Winery and then stroll through Avila Main Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Maria attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. When traveling from Monterey in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Maria: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Palm Springs

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs day trip website.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Palm Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Santa Maria in July, things will get much hotter in Palm Springs: highs are around 49°C and lows about 32°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Tours

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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.
To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker.

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, and then take in breathtaking views at Natural Bridge Canyon.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Death Valley National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 45°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Bishop

Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. On the 7th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bishop trip maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Bishop takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in July since evenings lows in Bishop dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Bishop

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
General Sherman Tree has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to General Sherman Tree and then hike along Big Trees Trail.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Bishop to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bishop in July since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are much colder (26°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

California travel guide

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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.