19 days in California Itinerary

19 days in California Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Carmel
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Kids will appreciate attractions like Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Wawona Meadow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Bridalveil Fall
4.5
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El Capitan
4.9

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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. Escape the urban bustle at Point Lobos and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carmel: Big Sur (Partington Cove & Pfeiffer State Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Asilomar State Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach.

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

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in May, you will find days in San Simeon are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
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2
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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 31st (Sun), hike along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, stroll through Palm Springs Museum Trail, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Palmas. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Escena Golf Club, then look for gifts at Wabi Sabi Japan Living, then admire the striking features of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fulmor.

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Traveling by car from San Simeon to Palm Springs takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Simeon in May: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Golf Course
Escena Golf Club
4.2
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Historic Walking Area
Las Palmas
4.8

5
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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.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Lands End will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Golden Gate Bridge and Bodega Dunes. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega Bay and see Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planning site.

You can fly from Palm Springs to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Lands End
4.8

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