17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Cambria
— 3 nights
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Carmel
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Flower Market. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The Grove, stop by Amoeba Music, make a trip to Montana Avenue, and wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Shopping
The Grove
4.5

3
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, trek along Panorama Trail, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are colder with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Yosemite Falls
4.7
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Must see
Bridalveil Fall
4.5
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Must see
Glacier Point
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ferry Building Marketplace and Castello di Amorosa. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega and see Bodega Dunes, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and make a trip to Ghirardelli Square.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Beach
Bodega Dunes
4.8

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Visiting Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and Moonstone Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hearst Castle and Harmony Pottery Works. When in Cambria, make a side trip to see Pacific Valley Bluff Trail in Big Sur, approximately Big Sur away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery, shop like a local with Ephraim Pottery West Gallery, and look for gifts at Artifacts Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambria road trip planning website.

Drive from San Francisco to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carmel River State Beach and Carmel Art Association. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, view the masterpieces at Steven Whyte's Sculpture Studio and Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Weston Gallery, and take in the pleasant sights at The Pilgrim's Way Community Bookstore and Secret Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

Getting from Cambria to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in June: highs in Carmel hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

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