18 days in California & Utah Itinerary

18 days in California & Utah Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Fort Bragg
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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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.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco journey planner.

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco. In October, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Step off the beaten path and head to Black Sands Beach and Pudding Creek Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Glass Beach and Seaside Beach. Step out of Fort Bragg with an excursion to Manchester Beach / Mendocino Coast KOA in Point Arena--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Noyo Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Noyo Headlands Park, and explore the activities along Big River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Bragg tour website.

Getting from San Francisco to Fort Bragg by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Fort Bragg to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Pudding Creek Beach ©
Pudding Creek Beach
Black Sands Beach ©
Black Sands Beach
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

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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.
Get outdoors at Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point. Explore hidden gems such as June Lake Brewing and Bodie State Historic Park. There's lots more to do: get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and train from Fort Bragg to Yosemite National Park in 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Fort Bragg in October; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 22°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center

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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. Relax by the water at Asilomar State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Visiting McWay Falls and Monterey Bay will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach & Hawthorne Gallery). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Dawn's Dream Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Carmel online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Get outdoors at Angel's Landing and Zion National Park. You'll explore and learn at David J West Gallery and Sorella Gallery. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Zion National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carmel to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Carmel in November since evenings lows in Zion National Park dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
David J West Gallery ©
David J West Gallery
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, browse the exhibits of Palm Springs Air Museum, and then examine the collection at The Dream Wanderer. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with CODA Gallery and then get to know the resident critters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Zion National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, you will find days in Palm Springs are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Dream Wanderer ©
The Dream Wanderer
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum ©
Palm Springs Art Museum

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey app.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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