17 days in California Itinerary

17 days in California Itinerary

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17 days in California Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Ljubljana

4
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 Fishing Charters & Tours. Let the collections at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Ljubljana to San Francisco. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
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 25th (Sun), hike along Scenic Road Walkway and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sunset Cultural Center and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. August in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Vernal Fall. Spend the 29th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
North Dome ©
North Dome

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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