18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Bodega
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, walk around Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning tool.

Cork, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Cork in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bodega.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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Bodega

Bodega ©
Bodega is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head, then enjoy the sand and surf at Goat Rock Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bodega Dunes.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bodega online vacation planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Bodega by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Bodega are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Bodega

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes
Goat Rock Beach ©
Goat Rock Beach
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 13th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pope Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baldwin Beach, and then kick back and relax at Meeks Bay Beach. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at South Lake Brewing Company, then kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Bodega to South Lake Tahoe in 4 hours. Traveling from Bodega in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach
Pope Beach ©
Pope 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Mariposa Grove, trek along Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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. On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Asilomar State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

Make your Carmel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 15.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park and then stroll around La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to San Diego takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in July: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park

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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.
Relax by the water at Nicholas Canyon Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Playa Del Rey Beach ©
Playa Del Rey Beach

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