19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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19 days in California Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Mount Shasta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Klamath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Fort Bragg
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Simeon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: London

3
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.
Visiting Olmsted Point and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. Step out of Yosemite National Park to go to Bridgeport and see Bodie State Historic Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

London, UK to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mount Shasta.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

1
night
Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta is a city in Siskiyou County, California, at about 3600ft above sea level on the flanks of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark. On the 17th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Shasta, then get impressive views of Shasta-Trinity National Forest, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castle Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Siskiyou, look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Shasta Fish Hatchery, then take an in-depth tour of Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Castle Crags State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Shasta trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Mount Shasta with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mount Shasta when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Klamath.

Things to do in Mount Shasta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Castle Crags State Park
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Mount Shasta ©
Mount Shasta
Castle Lake ©
Castle Lake
Castle Crags State Park ©
Castle Crags State Park

2
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Klamath

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Trillium Falls Hike, then tour the pleasant surroundings at California Coastal Trail, then examine the collection at End of the Trail Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Trees of Mystery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Klamath attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Mount Shasta to Klamath takes 4.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Mount Shasta in June: highs in Klamath hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Klamath

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trees of Mystery ©
Trees of Mystery

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Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Seaside Beach, stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, then trek along Fort Bragg Coastal Trail, then examine the collection at Mendocino Coast Model Railroad & Historical Society, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Noyo Headlands Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Russian Gulch State Park, admire the majestic nature at Mendocino Headlands State Park, and then stroll through Van Damme State Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Bragg journey planner .

Getting from Klamath to Fort Bragg by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Klamath in June, plan for warmer days in Fort Bragg, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mendocino
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Russian Gulch State Park ©
Russian Gulch State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park ©
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carmel travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Bragg to Carmel takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Fort Bragg in June, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Monterey
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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San Simeon

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 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery, then view the masterpieces at artifacts gallery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Piedras Blancas Light Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, then hike along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Simeon trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for much warmer days in San Simeon, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cambria
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Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then stroll through Moro Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manzanar National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Gower Gulch Loop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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