18 days in California Itinerary

18 days in California Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly to Jack Mc Namara Field Airport, Drive to Klamath
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Klamath
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to San Francisco. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Klamath.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

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Klamath

Klamath is an unincorporated, rural, census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, situated on US Route 101 inland from the mouth of the Klamath River. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Get outdoors at Redwood National Park and Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy. Step out of Klamath with an excursion to Point St George Park in Crescent City--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery and trek along Trillium Falls Hike.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Klamath trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Klamath. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get slightly colder in Klamath: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Klamath to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Klamath in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giant Forest and Manzanar National Historic Site. Take a break from the city and head to Moro Rock Trail and Kings Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail, cruise along Generals Hwy, and admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, explore and take pictures at Moonstone Beach Dr, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station, identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Simeon itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon takes 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, San Simeon is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 16th (Fri), trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then browse the exhibits of Hawthorne Gallery. On your second day here, take in the views from Big Creek Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Big Sur in 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from San Simeon in August: highs in Big Sur hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.