18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
3
Carmel
— 4 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Paradise Ridge Winery Kenwood (in Kenwood) and Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stop by The Embarcadero, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco driving holiday planning tool.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Paradise Ridge Winery Kenwood, Goat Rock Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Dunes, Patrick Amiot
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8mi north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15mi north of the college town of Arcata. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinidad State Beach and Moonstone Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Redwood National Park and Trinidad Memorial and Memorial Lighthouse. Go for a jaunt from Trinidad to Eureka to see Sequoia Park Garden about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Trinidad. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Trinidad hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arcata, Redwood National Park, Sequoia Park Garden
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

4
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Ocean Avenue. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmel: Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, stop by The Cheese Shop, view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, and do a tasting at Silvestri Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Carmel with the Route module. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Valley View, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and make a trip to Washburn Point.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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